View Full Version : found worms in my lily today
07-31-2010, 08:21 PM
I purchased a lily last year that was already potted and all I had to do was bring home and drop in the water. I have been trying to repot was little plants I have. When I was washing the dirt, mud and sand off I noticed alot of little worms (looks like wiggle worms).
Is that normal?
I repotted in pepples. This is the only lily that my mean ole' fish haven't destroyed.
07-31-2010, 10:06 PM
not sure what a wiggle worm is. Were they small and red?
07-31-2010, 11:39 PM
No - it was like a tiny earthworm. Brown in color - about 1 inch long.
08-01-2010, 08:30 AM
Ok, first a stupid question. Are you sure you aren't looking at a long string of poop?
Anyway, actual earthworms do fall into ponds every once in a while. Could be a legit earthworm. Do you have many or just a few?
08-01-2010, 03:19 PM
absolutley not - I washing them out of the soil.
08-01-2010, 03:40 PM
Could they be real earthworms?
08-01-2010, 10:05 PM
I guess so, they are babies for sure. The plant has been in the pond since last summer. WIERD.
08-01-2010, 10:55 PM
I do think actual earthworms would drown under water, however. Could it be some kinda nematode perhaps? This is strange. And your fish have never been affected?
08-02-2010, 10:30 PM
No, I rinsed the dirt out, and put the plant back in - now in pepples.
08-03-2010, 06:00 AM
Must have been some sort of nematode that could handle being under water, earth worms would for sure drown.
08-15-2010, 11:41 AM
You most likely found plant leeches. Harmless to fish and people. They eat decating plant matter. And it is curious that you found your lily does well in rock, I have found that they always do better in dirt. Clay if possible. And it sounds like your fish have reached the "That lily is a football for us" stage.
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