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post #17 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 02:30 AM
MSG
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Never seen underwater maggots before....

There's a picture of a maggot looking critter top right photo if you follow this link.....

http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/...rates/?Page=42

The photo you posted is not clear enough, but I'll guess it's some sort of lepidopteran larvae that will turn into a moth. Watch the leaves on your plants, if there's chunks cut out of it, it's definitely a aquatic caterpillar.

I've only seen a few in my tank, but seems like you have over a dozen of these cocoon like critters.

Good luck
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