posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 07:27 PM
reply to post by SirPaulMuaddib
It is a colony and they get there from people flushing them. they are used as live fish food for freshwater aquariums.
Here you go straight from the wiki:
Tubifex tubifex, also called the sludge worm, or sewage worm, is a species of tubificid segmented worm that inhabits the sediments of lakes and rivers
on several continents. Tubifex probably includes several species, but distinguishing between them is difficult because the reproductive organs,
commonly used in species identification, are resorbed after mating, and because the external characteristics of the worm vary with changes in
salinity. These worms ingest sediments, selectively digest bacteria, and absorb molecules through the body wall.
The worms can survive with little oxygen by waving hemoglobin rich tail-ends to exploit all available oxygen. They can also survive in areas heavily
polluted with organic matter that almost no other species can endure. By forming a protective cyst and lowering its metabolic rate, T. tubifex can
survive drought and food shortage. Encystment may also function in the dispersal of the worm.
In 2009, colonies of tubifex worms were discovered in North Carolina sewer lines. Viral videos showing the colonies' blob-like appearance and
individual worms resembling tentacles led to the speculation that they were some form of cryptid.  And they are very tall.
[edit on 23-11-2009 by triaxrob]