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post #11 of 22 Old 11-10-2008, 03:13 PM
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Damselfly!! I just remembered. it must be a damselfly nymph. u usually find them in ponds. one must have hitched a ride on one of the plants u bought. Nothing to worry about

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post #12 of 22 Old 11-11-2008, 09:13 AM
wow... thats gotta be annoying.. if you had bugs comming outta ur aquarium...
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post #13 of 22 Old 11-11-2008, 10:59 AM
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they'll eat your fy if you have any i think. :(

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post #14 of 22 Old 11-11-2008, 01:22 PM
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Yep. I think if I were you I would remove them if possible, just to be on the safe side.

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post #15 of 22 Old 11-12-2008, 12:59 PM
dont fish usually prey on bugs? what kind of fish do you have in your tank?
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post #16 of 22 Old 11-15-2008, 02:30 PM
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Oh, I had a leech in my tank once. It was so disgusting, I saw it and didn't know what it was. Then I reached in to take it out and in kind of contracted in, and I was completely grossed out. But, I was afraid that it would hurt my fish so I reached in again, grabbed it, stuck it in a paper towel and squished it. Ewwww...I hope that never happens again!
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post #17 of 22 Old 11-15-2008, 08:04 PM
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Yick! That's why I always disinfect my plants before adding them to a tank. It does sound like a dragonfly nymph, which is predatory to small fish. I'd remove it.
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post #18 of 22 Old 11-15-2008, 08:16 PM
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What do you disinfect with? A diluted bleach solution?

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post #19 of 22 Old 11-16-2008, 03:50 PM
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A damselfly nymph gets plenty big enough to be a threat to livebearer fry and would really be a pest to egg layer fry. I would not feel safe having them with any fish less than about 3/4 inch long.
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post #20 of 22 Old 12-02-2008, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't seen them for awhile. They crawled when they moved around. Only seen about 3 of them. They were about 1/6 the size of a kernel of corn. I have 5 red tail rasboras and 3 apple snails, and 2 zebra danios in a 10 gal tank. Moved zebra danios to a different tank so my 10 gal won't be overstocked. Also keeping baby snails in other tank with danios. Baby snails were hitch hickers on the same plants i baught when i saw bugs. Baby snails are 2 ramshorn and 6 apple snails. So bugs were hitchhikers too.

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