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Old 06-24-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Damselfly larvae in MY TANK

This morning i was doing my routine weekly water changes, i scooped out all the feeder guppies in the 3 1/2 gal. tank ( i know way 2 small )( on quarinteen ) and saw they had some fry so i scooped them out too. then i saw this little shrimp thing... it creeped me out so i had my brother come back and he thought it was HYDRA. SO I WAS FREAKING OUT So i was checking out a magazine that had aquatic pest in it... it was a huge picture, it said a Damselfly larvea will turn up 2 be 2 in. long... have a hinged jaw that can catch fish up to its size OMG ill post pictures in a little bit
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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OMG nasty!!!!!!! cant wait to see the pics??? i think!
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Here they are
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:32 PM   #4
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Really LOL, perhaps the file size was to big?
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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dang thats crazy
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:06 PM   #6
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I know how you feel, I had two in my tank a few months ago. What color are they and did you buy any live plants recently? I would get them out as quickly as possible.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:12 PM   #7
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Cool!! Let's see it!
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:04 PM   #8
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I too want to see. I've noticed some weird things crawling around my tank too. I'd swear the closest thing they resemble is white roly polies and they hide in the gravel when the lights go on.
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:22 PM   #9
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Isn't it gross!!!!!!!!! EEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:25 PM   #10
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It's sort of tiny. I can't see it.
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:28 PM   #11
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I can't see it very well either, but I'm almost positive I had one in my tank a while back. It was actually dead though and the shrimp I had in there were eating it so I left it be.
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friendy you want to get the damselfly larvae out of the tank soon as in killing them or throwing them in a pond?

damselflys are just skinny dragonflys...and are harmless, unless your a mosquito larvae or a mosquito
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I love damselflies ! Please try and save them - they are mosquito eaters, gotta love em ! If there's a pond nearby just put them in - that was a great idea hc8719.
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friendy you want to get the damselfly larvae out of the tank soon as in killing them or throwing them in a pond?

damselflys are just skinny dragonflys...and are harmless, unless your a mosquito larvae or a mosquito
For some reason I was thinking that he had dragonfly larvae in his tank.

This is what the dragonfly larvae in my tank looked like except the ones in my tank were transparent. They will attack and kill small fish.

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into the pond !!! dragonflies and damselflies both eat mosquitios.
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friendly, you had dragonfly larvae in your tank? so a dragonfly actually flew into your house, and took the time to lay eggs in your tank?

i dont see damselfly larvae eatting anything but maybe fry
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That's crazy but it still doesn't beat having worm leeches in your tank , it took me a month to get rid of the infestation and it cost me 1 danio which I found it tearing up.
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friendly, you had dragonfly larvae in your tank? so a dragonfly actually flew into your house, and took the time to lay eggs in your tank?

i dont see damselfly larvae eatting anything but maybe fry
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...ight=dragonfly

Here's a thread that I made about it a few months ago.
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so what exactly became of your dragonfly nymph, friendly?
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so what exactly became of your dragonfly nymph, friendly?
Unfortunately both of them died in the jar I was keeping them in. I have no idea why though.
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