help to id reddish worms

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    hi folks
    ive got a danio tank setup and recently ive noticed small reddish worms on the bottom of the bare tank. they are very thin and small and dont have a clue how they got there as i use tap water and they are inside. can anyone identify these worms (ie which insect larvae they are from) as well as if they are dangerous to the danio fry?? tks in advance for the help. :iamwithstupid:
     
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    I think your fry should love them!! I had red worms in my tank at one stage but my white clouds took care of them in no time! Strange your big danios havent taken advantage of the free snack!?!
     
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    tks for the help vic/andrea. its just danio fry in the tank and i was worried if it was a parasitic worm..
    bigfish tks for link. it was most useful. i can be 90% sure now that it is detritus worms. tks again :thumb:
     
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    No hassels!!
     

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