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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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DSM - Can anyone ID this bug?

At first, I thought they were just some fungus gnats, but on a closer inspection, they didn't look anything like them. So I end up doing some researches and I can tell they're definitely not springtails or spider mites (only 6 legs!). My guess would be aphids, but I'm not 100% sure either. It also looks like they nibbled the HC (Maybe?).

I'll probably flood the tank since I'm worried about those little bugs (22 days into DSM, so I think I should be good) Unless someone can confirm that they're harmless..

So if anyone can ID these bugs, I'd appreciate it (That will satisfy my curiosity!) If not, oh well... I'm going to drown them..


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 12:33 AM
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amphipods?
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They do look really similar, but mine seems to have a round head and only 6 legs compared to the amphipods... and I don't think they can live out of water, can they?

Man.. I'm all itchy now

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WHat makes you think they are not springtails? Thats my nexxt best guess
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Now that I look at more photos of springtails.. I have to admit it does actually look like it..

I'll have to catch some tomorrow and check again

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