Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Aurora Colorado
Hitchhiker, What is it??
I have found two of these in my tank the last two weeks, both while cleaning my tank. They were both solid black, nano shrimp size, 4 legs, 2 antennas, and what looks like a rear end stinger. They swim very fast. I have never seen one during the day and I spend many hours watching and prunning my tank. One came out a cholla log I was removing from my tank and the second came out of a ball of java moss I was removing. The one in the picture has been out of the water now for over an hour and does not seem bothered by it.
My best guess is these hatched in my cholla logs sometime ago. I say that because this tank is only 4 months old today and the cholla logs are the only thing I can remember putting in the tank without dipping, boiling, or isolating. Now that I think of it I also did none of those things to my substrate which is Eco Complete.
Any guesses?? An ugly looking thing, reminds me of a scorpion.
I should add I can account for all my fish but I can't stay the same for my shrimp.
Last edited by DayOlder; 08-03-2017 at 10:19 PM.
Reason: Additional info