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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever find a moth in their tank?

Yes that's right was just looking in my tank and there is a moth sitting on my heater. I took it out but just thought it was odd I've never seen a moth under water.

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Dead I assume??
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Alive! That's what's so weird If it was dead I'd think it just died and fell in but when I took him out he was moving.
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ew I hate moths!

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I saw one too crawling under a ketapang leaf. Never bothered finding it, assume it was eaten. I guess it must have hatched and grew underwater?

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I've had a dragonfly in mine, saw something swimming around in my tank. Small bug of some type, then a couple weeks later it was on top of my filter intake sitting there. I was able to catch it and stuck it in a bag and put it in the freezer for later investigation as to what it was and were it came from...with little luck. I think it was to immature to tell for sure.


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That cat wouldn't last a second with my angels, lol.
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they can live underwater!?!?!haha that's crazy...


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Our house has a problem with moths. You killed one and six will take its place. I try to flick them in my aquarium. Same thing with little black ants. They are everywhere.
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I only gave cardinals and rasboras they wouldn't touch the moth it's bigger than them so I just removed it.
Interesting link about the aquatic moths. I wonder if that was it, or just a normal moth that wanted to go for a dip lol

I too have thousands of little ants but they never bother my tank but they infest my cricket keeper (for my frogs and scorpions) just eating the crickets food. And for some reason they cover my shower and toilet as well.
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I think this is so weird. If I found a moth in my tank just walking around I would freak!


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I find a dead one in my 55g once in awhile, no has a taste for them.
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I feed moth I catch to my goldfish. Unfortunately, I have to purposely shove the moths underwater or else my goldfish are too "dumb" to even notice them.
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yuck I would never eat a moth! or let my fish haha that seems like eating a powdered donut how the sugar gets on you


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Bizarre. Never knew moths could do that. I always feed insects to my tank. Mostly small beetles, silverfish, and earwhigs. Gives me the heebie-jeebies to pick them up but its a good food supplement. When I had a 12" tiger oscar I would go outside and net giant grass hoppers and crickets every couple days and he would get down on some of those.
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