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    If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't believe it. Never saw this in over 50 years of fish keeping. I recently got into fancy swordtails after the last few years keeping mainly killies. If you over feed live worms to a tank of killies, they'll eat their fill and stop. With white worms in a clear tank with good circulation the worms will usually live at least till the next day, when the fish can pick them off. Self regulated feeding.

    So the other night when I dropped too many white worms in a 20 gal. grow out tank of swordtail juveniles (six weeks along) I didn't worry about it. If any were uneaten by the next afternoon I could just pull them out since there is no substrate. Sure I could. The next day to my horror, I discovered this, and ended up having to put down four fish. I've never before seen fish literally eat until they explode and would have called bull$hit if I hadn't taken this pic myself.

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