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Old 09-26-2021, 12:34 PM   #1
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Identification of creepy "insects"

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I just noticed at least 2 of these 6 legged critters in my little aquarium. I have live plants, shrimp and nano fish and have scoured the internet trying to identify these.

Any clues of what they are and if they are damaging or what I should do with them?
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Maybe the larvae of some local insect? Looks a bit like a dragonfly larvae. What do you think?
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pretty close. I bet your right!

that picture you found is much better than the ones i was seeing on google image search.
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I would remove them as you find them. They are carnivorous and will eat anything they get hold of. Dragonflys lay 100s of eggs at a time as well, so there could be more.

I was wrong when i called it a larvae. I now understand the correct term is a nymph.
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Link to where i found the photo if you are interested.

https://www.nparks.gov.sg/nparksbuzz...agonfly-larvae
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Good call, I bet it is.
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