Help worms in my filter

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    Jmize

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    So im new to ponds. Description of my pond on profile. The setup is only several months old.
    I was cleaning my filter and down in the bottom with the bags of media or whatever its called i noticed what looked like little red worms and also looked like some in the next to last and the last filter. Ive had a little problem with i assume stringy algae in the water so every week or other week i clean the filter. I had just put fresh water in my bucket to wash the bags of media. I know use pond water. I have well water. Anyway it looks like red worms in with the media, i thought the heat was getting to me. Then i seen a little red worm wiggling around near the top of the bucket. Best way i can describe them is movement like a larva, red, less than .5in long only see them in the filter. I had a pic but accidently deleted it. What are these worms? Why? Should i be concerned?
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Welcome! Those are perfectly normal to find, and you can even feed them to your fish!
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    healthy blood worms sounds like.
     
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