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Hi Im Liam 14 year old i have just saved up and bought a AQUA ONE EVO 70, it has been set up five weeks now but i have been trouble getting the Nitrite levels down and advised to buy some live plants to add to the artificial ones that i had planted it out with.

These plants have been in the tank now for 8 days, but last night i noticed that all the plants have got some kind of caterpillars type insect growing inside the leaves. I first noticed this because i saw a leaf walking up the inside the tank.

Has anybody got any idea what they are and how i can get clear off them.

Liam Devaney
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I've had a lone caterpillar on ambulia before. I just snipped off the leaves cocooning it and threw it.
 

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I've had a lone caterpillar on ambulia before. I just snipped off the leaves cocooning it and threw it.
I think thats one of the plants i have got, i must have about 50 little creamy/green caterpillars and like yours they have raped them selves in the leaves and are climbing about the tank.
 

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Snip the wrapped leaves off and just throw them off before they could damage your plants.
 

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Wow, that's some woodwork they did on your plants.:shock2:
 

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Manually. I've only encountered one though so it wasn't that hard. Won't recommend any chemicals just for the sake of your fish. A number of dead caterpillars in your tank would mean disaster.
 

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I will try and take as many as i can out and also the plant they was on because it is nearly just the stem!
 

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I think it's time to dip the next new plants in potassium permanganate.
 

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Hi, last night i took out the plant they came in on out of my tank and have tried to take as many of the caterpillars out as well.

This morning i have had a look and i can only see about 5 so when i get back from school i am going to take them out too.:p:p
 
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