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Unknown bug/worm - help ID

I found these bugs/worms in my tank that I keep on my back porch. Does anyone know what they are and more importantly are they safe for fish to eat?

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Dragon Fly! Or giant killer mosquito
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mosquito,i have them in my rain barrel in the summer time
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Fish can eat them yes, but make sure they eat them before they hatch. Pesky critters.
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Yup, mosquitoes.





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Mosquitoes larvae, great food for fish can help greatly to trigger spawning to some fish.
If you're not gonna feed to your fish, better kill them before causing problem.
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Definitely mosquito larvaes. Fish loves eating them. Make sure they get eaten up or will turn into pesky mosquitoes.
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I'm surprised you've never seen mosquito larvae especially living in Florida.


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I never see the larvae cause I'm too busy swatting the pesky mosquitoes.

A few years ago I lived in neighborhood in Tampa with a stagnate canal across the street. You couldn't get out the front door with being attacked by a bazillion (slight exageration, but only slight) mosquitoes. I loved the house, but the bugs were tooooooo much. I tried everything on the market to get rid of them, but for every hundred you killed another hundred moved in without missing a beat. I moved out after 8 months.
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you should have put in the bunch of local fish or livebearers in the canal.. They will eat up the mosquito larvae and reduce the mosquitos.


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