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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Please help I.D this bug in my shrimp tank!





I have my suspicions its dragonfly larvae but could do with confirmation.

I think it will be in the best interest of my shrimp if I remove it...

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It could be one of several different species of larvae, none of them good for your aquarium inhabitants. Start the hunt.
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My guess is a damselfly larva . Damselfly , dragonfly , either way you REALLY don't want this thing in your tank .
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My guess is a damselfly larva . Damselfly , dragonfly , either way you REALLY don't want this thing in your tank .
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Your shrimp will be a tasty snack if you don't remove it.
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My guess is a damselfly larva . Damselfly , dragonfly , either way you REALLY don't want this thing in your tank .

15g Fluval Flex - Will be a planted shrimp tank
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Well i plucked it out without too much fuss and put it in my community tank where it was gobbled up by a very happy Black Neon. I can't see any more but i'll keep my eye out.

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