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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-2007, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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weird bug or larvae in with my fry

Hey I found a weird bug that was in my breeding net with my fry... I wish I had a camera but... it looked like an earwig but was really bright green I looked in the bug section and it didn't resemble anything there other than kinda like a dragon fly larvae... it was a pretty good swimmer... but had trouble in the current from my filter... I killed it and hope there is no more... I hope it isn't some weird bug that came with my marimo balls... it was approx 3/4 of an inch and skinny almost the same size as an earwig
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 04:32 AM
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Mayfly maybe?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 01:38 PM
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found one in mine also.. any updates? ?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 03:29 AM
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Sounds like a dragon fly larva, if it was bright green. Nastly little buggers, tried feeding one to a fish one time, didn't work the fish bit the tail and then the head came around and bit the fishes gills which really sent the fish freaking out, I had to pull both out of the water and crush the head with tweazers...which the same fish gladly ate the little sucker...

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