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Tiny blue green grub?

I was looking through my substrate when I found a very very small blue green grub/worm. Maybe a 1mm thick and 4 mm long. I have a video up on YouTube, Unfortunately they wouldn't let me post it at Full Resolution... Here is the link

https://youtu.be/0w2k-_1VmmM

I will also post a photo here. In the video you can see it moving backwards to get out of the light from my flashlight. Any idea what this little guy is? There seems to be a few of them.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 05:00 PM
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What type of substrate are you using?

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It's an experimental substrate. It's only expanded shale. I have a 2.5 gallon and I wanted a very very porous substrate to house extra bacteria. It's really helped with water quality. I've let my mulm build up for the plants. They don't really take off till it's established, or unless I fert heavy. The one big draw back to expand shale is that it's light, and easily moved/disturbed.

The first picture is of my expanded shale substrate during the initial scaping. the second photo is six months later, i did remove the black background.
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Anyone have any idea who my new tank mate is?

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Cranefly larvae? Can't tell honestly, but this may help: http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...-your-aquarium
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I was looking at that the other day, it's a great resource, but I'm not sure it's a match

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