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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hitchhikers on Salvinia

Not sure what these are, but they just seem to sit there and do nothing. Got some Salvinia from a member on APC and now I'm seeing a handful of these things hanging out on it. Any idea if I should be concerned or try to eradicate them?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:34 PM
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I believe they are aphids. I got some on some floaters (Salvinia and RRF) that I got from Aquabid. They can get to really high numbers - and some floaters seem to suffer some damage from them (small brown spots) - others don't show any signs of damage at all. I brush them off into the tank for extra fish food when I see them.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Ah ok, thanks. Sticky little bastards. I just flipped the plants so the fish can nom on them.
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