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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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critter ID please

about 1 1/2 cm with 3 tail fins. head looks like a dragonfly. What is it and will it harm my tanks inhabitants??
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 PM
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i'd get it out asap.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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flush it down the toilet already but I need to know what it is so I could deal with it. If I find 1 there could be more
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Probably a dragonfly larvae. Could catch and eat shrimp and small fish.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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you are right qquuaadd. googled it and it is a dragonfly larvae (schnura verticalis). I guess i'll QT everything from my LFS now after I disinfect. thx guys
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My God man, KILL IT WITH FIRE BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!
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My God man, KILL IT WITH FIRE BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!
Its been said time and time again

This is a larval stage.. It DOES NOT lay eggs. Only adults do.
But where there is one there is more, thus why people think they lay eggs.

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It's a video game saying :P
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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I guess I won't be surprise when I see dragonflies in my living room
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 12:51 AM
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Just keep an eye out for any more. Dragonfly larvae nymphs can definitely kill fish. They're vicious little guys.

And correct. They do not lay eggs in this stage haha.

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I guess I won't be surprise when I see dragonflies in my living room
LOL. Might be good for the summertime. They eat flies and mosquitoes.
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