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help!! whats this bug???

i just found several of these on the intake sponge of my filter.. i never seen this before. dont know what they are or anything about them
can anyone help? thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 10:41 PM
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i'm probably not helping, and i'm not saying this has the best chance of id'ing it, but i just found out google has this thing if you take a picture and load it it will find others similar to it online. like i said, it's not exactly what it is, just trying to help.
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i just went to google. i cant seem to find that feature
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Kinda looks like a dragon fly nymph, how big is it?
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There only around 3cm. I seen one picture of a dragonfly nymph and it looks kinda like it. But all the other pictures they look fatter than what I have.
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It's a mayfly naiad. It's harmless.
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so i think its a mayfly nymph.. thats what i think it looks like.
i just found a dead mayfly stuck in between the glass in my glass top. and it looks like a sheading to.. so im thinking thats it.
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It's a mayfly naiad. It's harmless.
gotcha. with they just develop and fly off? or will they lay more eggs/larva back into my water? i got serveral off my sponge filter but i cant guarantee i got them all. thanks
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