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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Seriously, what is this?

I'm trying really hard to get a good picture for you guys, but I just got some new plants at the LFS, and bleached them for a good minute, and they looked OK...

...and now there is a round bug with long pinkish/purplish striped legs on my filter intake. It looks lady-bug size but the legs are obviously completely different. I can't see the front of it because of some of my plants, but I wanted to know if anybody had any ideas before I go sticking my hand in there to get it eaten off -- I mean, get a better picture. :/
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 02:24 AM
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Hmm.. could be dragonfly nymph?? Pics would definitely help.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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I'll try to get a good photo in the morning when I have the lights back on. I feel relatively confident that it's dead, whatever it is.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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This is what it looked like when I pried it off the intake:

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 12:22 AM
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Strange critter for me! Not a bug guy but that looks alien to me.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 12:34 AM
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it looks kind of like the remains of a spider. hard to tell though with just bits and pieces left.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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It was a vivid pink/purple color. Like a mix between a horror film and a little girl's bedroom.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 02:43 AM
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ROFL



I think it was a spider.

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It's either a spider, or time to call in the men in black.
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It's a mutated crab!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 06:42 PM
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It was a vivid pink/purple color. Like a mix between a horror film and a little girl's bedroom.


Great description

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