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Old 06-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Dragonflys in sump

Has anyone ever found dragonflys in there sump or tank. I cleaned my tank last night and found these in two in my sump.



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Old 06-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Not adults, but I have found dragon fly larvae in my tanks. Several members on here have. No idea why they would come inside to lay their eggs in a tank unless it is the drought we have been having here.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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Ive found all sorts of flying insects in my tanks I usually just feed them to my cichlids. Waste not want not.
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Not adults, but I have found dragon fly larvae in my tanks. Several members on here have. No idea why they would come inside to lay their eggs in a tank unless it is the drought we have been having here.
I had one larvae that I fish out of my tank. One of my angels was trying to eat it.

I don't think they are coming inside. I think the plants we buy have the eggs on hem. I bought some hornwort from a online pond store and I am willing to bet that's where mine came from. They probably had dragonfly eggs on them.
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Ive found all sorts of flying insects in my tanks I usually just feed them to my cichlids. Waste not want not.
I have read that dragonfly larvae can attack your fish.
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Its never been a problem for me. But I could see some concern but most of the larvae I have found were mosquito larvae but only in my low current tank for my betta
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I have read that dragonfly larvae can attack your fish.
I can see this happening with smaller fish, but a larger aggressive feeding fish should have no problem.
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I can see this happening with smaller fish, but a larger aggressive feeding fish should have no problem.
Yeah you are probably right about that.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #9
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Dragonfly larvae are opportunist. They will eat what they can catch. However, most fish are safe from them. I have them in my outdoor frog pond and have never seen them eat a tadpole. The ones in my tank were with fry and the dragon fly larvae never bothered them. I just put the larvae in my outdoor pond. Can always use more dragonflies to eat the mosquitoes.
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Dragonfly larvae are opportunist. They will eat what they can catch. However, most fish are safe from them. I have them in my outdoor frog pond and have never seen them eat a tadpole. The ones in my tank were with fry and the dragon fly larvae never bothered them. I just put the larvae in my outdoor pond. Can always use more dragonflies to eat the mosquitoes.
Yeah that sound good. I am going to let mine go in the little small man made pond in our community.
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These aren't dragonflies, they are dams flies. Your fish will be safe.
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