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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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tiny legged critter YIKES! what is it?!

this came in on some plants. what is it? the plant leaves are from hornwort for a size comparison. seen a few swimming in the sink as i was cleaning the plants. i thought baby guppies at first but when i took a pic and zoomed in, they have legs, i saw at least 4 legs, all up front like some kind of larvae maybe? the color under flashlight is red.
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better shot of it's head w eyes. can kinda make out the legs better.
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caddisfly larvae probably
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are they bad? i tried to google but got lots of different info and most sites saying there are so many species. i did read that most jist eat algae tho. i just hope i got them all shook out of the plants.
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From what I know most are detritus eaters but some are carnivore's, as to what that one prefers I guess you'll have to wait and see. ;-)
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