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rhymon78 04-29-2012 03:38 PM

what is this strange impostor in my filter..video
 
Well, tonight I am doing some maintenance and I take out my large particle filter pad and notice something moving.....

I took it into the kitchen to investigate and found this white bodied newt like thing with legs and eyes. Not sure if its some kind larvae or something?? It can't be a little fish, its got legs..

I will try and post the video I took of it whilst investigation the beast, although I am not sure how you do it.. if it doesn't work then it'll just be a link.

Please can someone help me out with this thing, is it gonna cause me problems, or is it just a one off hitch hiker?

cheers
Weird aquarium larvae creature.... - YouTube

willow 04-29-2012 03:43 PM

squish it unless you want a new pet.
hitch hicker larvea from a dragon fly think ?

Ogre44 04-29-2012 03:44 PM

It looks like a nymph of some kind, Damselfly, dragonfly or similar.
Quite deadly and voracious hunters.

rhymon78 04-29-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow (Post 1063442)
squish it unless you want a new pet.
hitch hicker larvea from a dragon fly think ?

its gone out in the rubbish, not keeping that thing anywhere near my tank!!

Adamson 04-29-2012 03:46 PM

Yeah that is nasty, and so is that filter pad! You have to clean/replace that more man!

willow 04-29-2012 03:47 PM

just as well,coz he might have grown up and eaten you ;-)

rhymon78 04-29-2012 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adamson (Post 1063450)
Yeah that is nasty, and so is that filter pad! You have to clean/replace that more man!

thats only a few days worth, I change at least once a week sometimes twice. Not sure what I can do about it?

willow 04-29-2012 03:53 PM

what filter is it from ? (the pad ?)

rhymon78 04-29-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow (Post 1063464)
what filter is it from ? (the pad ?)

I have a Juwel rekord 800 tank, and the filter is a juwel bioflow super, the pump is Juwel bioflow 400. its housed inside the tank. heres a link to specs...

Juwel Rekord 800 Aquarium

Boredomb 04-29-2012 04:04 PM

:shock:
That thing was just hideous along with your filter pad! What kind of filter did that come out of? How close do you have the intake to the substrate? And I thought my pads were pad when I cleaned them.


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