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Old 03-24-2021, 12:02 AM   #1
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Just saw something really creepy eating a snail!

I recently bought a couple assassin snails due to a pond snail population explosion in my tank. I havenít really seen them in action at all yet, but to my horror, I did witness a BUG LOOKING THING seeming to be trying to suck the flesh out of a baby pond snail. It was right next to an assassin snail so idk if the assassin came out of its shell or what...but it was dark brown kind of striped looking, more similar to a pill bug then what I would imagine a snails body. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS IS??? Iím freaked out. I have a video, not quite sure how to post it tho...google searches have not helped me and honestly, I am really unsettled from this lmao. If you know what that could possibly be please reply! Or know how to post a video!
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Sounds like a FW amphipod.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphipoda

Could be a dragon or Damselfly larve.
https://www.nparks.gov.sg/nparksbuzz...agonfly-larvae
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Sounds like a FW amphipod.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphipoda

Could be a dragon or Damselfly larve.
https://www.nparks.gov.sg/nparksbuzz...agonfly-larvae
Omg thank you I think itís most likely a amphipod! I have seen the little white shrimpy larvae version for months now, it would make sense for one to grow to a larger darker version maybe? Definitely scary looking, I hope harmless
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Sounds like a FW amphipod.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphipoda

Could be a dragon or Damselfly larve.
https://www.nparks.gov.sg/nparksbuzz...agonfly-larvae
I agree!
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Do you have a picture?

Sounds like a dragonfly nymph which will hunt other things in your tank and should be removed.
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If it is pretty large and dark its probably a dragonfly nymph like the others have already said. They can be dangerous to small fish so I would try to get it out of there if you can.
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