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What are little red worms in pond.

after the tropic storm a frog laid eggs in the small manmade pond in our yard. today I went to check on them and all the eggs were gone so I netted around for a few minutes to see if they ALLREADY hatched. there were no tadpoles but the bottom of the pond was loaded with these very small red worms (0.10-0.75cm) I dumped all of the water out and made sure their were no frogs or tadpoles and there were not Even any eggs left. dose anyone know what these are or how to prevent them. anything helps. thank you.

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The little red worms are called blood worms and are beneficial to the pond and will not harm fish. They eat decaying plant matter and thus help to clean the pond. They also serve as a food source for many fish, insects like water mites, and tiny shrimp.

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the red worms were probably just that, red worms and most likely baby red worms....the worms breathe oxygen and were just trying to find some air....earthworms are a good thing and I don't just mean for fish bait

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