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post #1 of 22 Old 11-08-2008, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question BUGS in my aquarium!!!

I just purchased some plants for my aquarium - Put them in and now I have seen very little bugs crawling around in my tank. Any idea what kind of bugs they could be? Plants purchased are... 2-hornwort, 2-anubius, and 1-mundo.

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post #2 of 22 Old 11-08-2008, 07:25 PM
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They are snails, I have not yet figured out how to effectively get rid of them, if I were you I'd ring up the place you got them from and complain. Also if that last *mondo* is most probably mondo grass, which is not an aquatic plant, and it will die with a week or so...

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post #3 of 22 Old 11-08-2008, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for reply... but the bugs have a head, body, and legs.

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post #4 of 22 Old 11-08-2008, 11:00 PM
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Umm ok, thats odd, I have no clue then what they are sorry

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post #5 of 22 Old 11-09-2008, 05:39 AM
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What size are these bugs? Are they all over the tank, or confined to the plants? Identification would be easier if you could post a picture of them.

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post #6 of 22 Old 11-09-2008, 05:39 AM
Whoa dude... like actual bugs? never heard of that... post pics please... this is fascinating...
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post #7 of 22 Old 11-09-2008, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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I saw about 4 bugs when I first put in the plants, that was yesterday. Now today I can't find them... must be hideing. If I see them again I will post pics. Thanks to all who replied.

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post #8 of 22 Old 11-09-2008, 03:59 PM
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did they move around like a little caterpillar,or
slide around like a snail with no shell. ?
could be leeches or planaria worms.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #9 of 22 Old 11-10-2008, 12:52 PM
There are a variety of freshwater insects. I haven't heard any stories of them appearing in aquariums... What kind of fish do you have in the tank?
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post #10 of 22 Old 11-10-2008, 04:08 PM
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i had that too once...just one bug. Like a dragonfly nymph. its not a dragonfly, but the other...cant remember its name. I't'll die eventually, or fly out of ure tank when it matures cos then it has to surface

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