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post #196 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 03:24 AM
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I had one of those flies floating in my tank the other day. It had the very back portion ate away. I thought it was a bee at first and then I thought no that's a fly but then I looked at it again and thought I have no clue what this is. I hope it didn't lay any eggs in my tank.
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I had one of those flies floating in my tank the other day. It had the very back portion ate away. I thought it was a bee at first and then I thought no that's a fly but then I looked at it again and thought I have no clue what this is. I hope it didn't lay any eggs in my tank.
lol free food!
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post #198 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 03:57 AM
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Yeah I guess you're right! I hope so anyways I don't want them to hatch if they are in there.
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post #199 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 04:11 AM
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Yeah I guess you're right! I hope so anyways I don't want them to hatch if they are in there.
They are much bigger than mosquito larvae so you will know... My Celestial Pearl Danios had no problem with the mosquito larvae but couldn't even try to fit the rat tailed maggot in their mouth...
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post #200 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 05:40 AM
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lol Rat tail maggot sounds so funny. It's a community tank with cardinals rams and platies so I'm sure if they are in there they will def. get eaten.
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lol Rat tail maggot sounds so funny. It's a community tank with cardinals rams and platies so I'm sure if they are in there they will def. get eaten.
yea leave it to scientists to label something that is an indicator of poor water quality with "rat tailed maggot"... I'd pay to see andrew zimmern? from that show "how bizzare" eat a bowl full of these and then be told the name hahaha
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post #202 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 05:36 PM
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HaHa!!! Eat probably like it too. I used love that show.
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post #203 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-18-2010, 10:11 AM
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Has anybody tried using Biomax No Planaria? Curious to give it a try.
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post #204 of 372 (permalink) Old 11-25-2010, 03:18 AM
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I bought some plants from aquabid that had been grown outdoors. Had all sorts of stuff in it including a predacious diving beetle. I don't know if it was the same species as the picture, thats the first one I found on google.
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post #206 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-05-2011, 11:06 PM
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By the way, the larva I posted turned into a dragonfly. A teeny one, by bright, colorful, furry dragonfly standards. Neither my fish nor turtle wanted to touch it.

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post #207 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 10:45 PM
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Tubifex or unknown nematode? It is small and white wormy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMI8X7ByzjE
Arghhhh i just found one in my tank. Guess he hitched a ride with a plant... Will they multiply ? Do i need to set off a mini nuke in my tank? What to doooooooo

Btw the one i saw i killed with my finger in the tank...
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post #208 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 10:05 PM
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No need to worry, avandss. They are creepy, but harmless. They freak me out majorly, though.

Edit: Here is a picture of one in my tank. I believe it is annelids since it has bristles and is segmented like an earthworm. **Shivers**







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post #209 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 10:37 PM
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Ew they're gross, I just found five in my tank. FIVE! And they're in a tank with my SSS shrimpies. Do I not feed the shrimp? Ever? I gotta get rid of these gross things.
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I have some thin hairs-width annelids swimming in my water from time to time. They are white/transparent and about 1-1.5cm long. I sucked one up with a dropper and the dropper itself magnified it enough to where I could see little hairs on its body and segments. Wondering what species it is and if its harmful to shrimp.
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