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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Dragonfly Nymph eating shrimp

Hi everyone, today i noticed a dead shrimp in my planted tank. I went into net him and found a Nymph feeding off him. I would assume that it was eating. I think i have noticed a few more aged dead shrimp now as well. I killed the bug, but im more worried about there being more and what is the best way i can be sure ? do i start to pull down the tank to make sure ? where would be ideal hiding spots for them as i have so many hiding spots in my tank I am unsure as what to do at this moment.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 11:07 AM
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I dont think you need to take the tank apart, just keep an eye out for more nymphs. When I set my 10 gallon up, I had a couple of them. Don't think they ever took a shrimp out as they were tiny and all the shrimp were adults. But, I just made sure to really scan the tank multiple times a day and when I saw one, out he went.

There's only a finite amount of nymphs in the tank, they aren't going to reproduce.
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Pulled out another one ... fek 😕
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2018, 08:42 AM
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My pleco eats those. I found several dead ones that were half eaten bugs.

Bump: My pleco eats those. I found several dead ones that were half eaten bugs.
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Dragonfly nymphs are carnivorous, and will eat almost anything that moves. They're even known to eat small tadpoles and fish, so it's no surprise they'll eat shrimp. How did the nymphs get introduced into the tank? Is the tank exposed to the outside or were the nymphs hitchhikers on a recent plant addition?
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