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post #1 of 4 Old 06-24-2019, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Paracite swimming around in my tank, Help?

I found this thing swimming around in my tank, its certainly not meant to be there.
Can anyone tell me what it is?
Where it could come from?
Is it a one off or could there be more?
What damage can it do?
How do I get rid of it?

Normally feed flake food but do use mixed frozen feed sometimes, worms, daphnia etc could it be a larva hatched from this?

Any thoughts please!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-27-2019, 10:03 PM
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Parasites would live in or on the fish, this looks like some sort of bug. Possibly fell into your tank and has been living in it for a while, not sure where you’re from or if that’s common. I’d keep an eye out for anymore and observe the fish closely for acting sickly. Maybe post it on reddit r/aquariums that’s a bigger community
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-04-2019, 06:48 PM
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Kinda looks like a mosquito larvae

Im looking for readers/subscribers to help me out and im looking for info to further my knowledge of saltwater tanks
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-14-2019, 10:57 PM
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It's an aquatic insect larva. Surprised that no fish have sucked it up yet.
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