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itsazoohere 03-20-2012 11:22 AM

Euwwww! What is this creature?!
I was turkey basting platy fry out....and found this in the bowl!
What might it be.....and how might I deal with it!?

Austin.b 03-20-2012 11:22 AM

I don't think you attached a picture :)

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 11:24 AM

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It's grossing me out!

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 11:41 AM

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Any ideas? Is it good, bad or terrifying??

herp_mommy 03-20-2012 11:51 AM

looks like a bug nymph. Could have come in on plants

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 11:54 AM

I've had no live plants in this tank, but I do use the same net in a planted (badly) tank.
I recently rescued some fish, was panicked they'd brought a plague of parasites on us!
So what should I do with it?

herp_mommy 03-20-2012 11:55 AM

It's probably harmless, larger fish might even eat it. You can throw it outside if you wish.

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 12:07 PM

Thank you! I was seriously (probably stupidly) worried for a while!

ajaguilar 03-20-2012 12:35 PM

It looks like a damselfly nymph. I have several in my tank, very cool insect. When they mature they become beautiful damselflies (look like small dragonflies).

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 12:40 PM

So it's in fact a good thing to keep with molly's, guppies and tetras? I'll put it back then!

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 12:44 PM

Or on second thoughts, maybe I'll put it in my pond. I'm not sure I fancy trying to catch it flying round my sitting room!

ajaguilar 03-20-2012 01:54 PM

You are the god of the tank and decide what is good and bad. As stated the will not harm mollies, guppies or tetras. He/She can not breed since the adult is a flying insect so you will not get more (unless you have other little ones that you don't see yet). I like my diverse community. lol

itsazoohere 03-20-2012 03:49 PM

He's back in my tank-thank you guys for being so reassuring and helpful.
It's funny how tanks can constantly surprise you!

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