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post #13 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 03:37 AM
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Make sure you have your removal tools ready. They're absolute masters of camouflage.

It's a damselfly larvae. Miniature versions of a dragonfly but still great underwater predators for all things small.

Once you decapitate them, they're harmless. I watched my barbs battle with a swarm of the nymphs. Barbs always win, but sometimes it takes a while for them to break free of their jaws.

They're essentially a underwater praying mantis until they turn into adults
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