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02-28-2013 09:58 PM
trueblu8 Oh wow. Yeah get them out of there.
02-28-2013 09:33 PM
shift they are not getting my shrimp!
02-28-2013 08:03 PM
trueblu8 Feed them. Lol.
02-28-2013 05:33 PM
shift I just found another one of these little punks in my fry tank :| thats 3 now.. they must have been all over that plant package.
02-20-2013 07:51 PM
MSG
Here's some of my photos of...

Of these interesting underwater predators that occasionally hitchhike on plants.

That's how I dealt with mine.

Headless Mayfly Nymphs

Dragonfly Nymph I minced up for the fish. Their mouths were too small so I had to assist. I have no idea what the little white eggs are in the last photo.


Rob.... that freshwater spider looking crab is a "Thai micro-crab?"
02-19-2013 07:56 PM
trueblu8
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Originally Posted by shift View Post
Looks like a big spider
Oddly enough that's what I thought at first too. I was like could it be that a spider fell in there? But then I poked it and saw that it was still very much alive. Then began the scouring of the internet to find out what it was.
02-19-2013 06:51 PM
Lexinverts
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Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
If you find one in your tank there are more..... They can lay eggs fomr 10-30... I thought i only had 5. when i tore the tank down total found was 15 alive and 2 that i found dead 2 days prior.
You had nymphs, and nymphs can't lay eggs because they aren't sexually mature. You were unlucky enough to get plants from someone who had an adult damselfly go "hog-wild" in their plants before shipping them off to you.

The picture in this thread is actually of a dragonfly nymph, while yours were damselfly nymphs (same insect order but different families). The dragonfly nymphs are bigger, and I'll betting the adult dragonflies don't lay as many eggs as do the damselflies. Damselflies are pretty prolific.
02-19-2013 06:37 PM
Rob in Puyallup
Re: ID this mysterious creature

Speaking of things that look like spiders, check out one of my freshwater crabs:


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02-19-2013 06:35 PM
Rob in Puyallup A very cool pic, Trueblu! I love all things, bugs!
02-19-2013 06:05 PM
sbarbee54 If you find one in your tank there are more..... They can lay eggs fomr 10-30... I thought i only had 5. when i tore the tank down total found was 15 alive and 2 that i found dead 2 days prior.
02-19-2013 05:20 PM
shift Looks like a big spider
02-19-2013 10:17 AM
trueblu8 Yeah you'd have to keep them in another tank.
02-19-2013 10:02 AM
creekbottom I had read that a nymph could stay that way for up to 2 years! I don't think my shrimp would last that long.
02-19-2013 09:25 AM
trueblu8 Lol. Just feed them until they become a dragonfly. Then let them fly around the house or release them into the wild.
02-19-2013 09:12 AM
creekbottom Ugh!! those things are so creepy looking! I had to pull one out of my shrimp tank too... gross!!!
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