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A few days ago i noticed one of my S.repens stems was missing its top which seemed bizarre, as if it had been broken off
Today i noticed a clump of leaves on one of my blyxas, i took a close look and there was a grub/caterpillar poking its head out of the clump of S.repens leaves that he built around himself (they were held quite tight) and was munching on the blyxa leaves



 

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It looks like a leaf roller caterpillar that I see in my outdoor garden that wraps itself in the plant leaves, whilst it munches away. I have never seen anything like that in my aquariums, though. Outdoors they turn into moths.
 

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Reminds me of the cabbage worms that devour the collards in my garden. They were tough to see when my eyesight was good.

My biggest fear would be: Where there's one, there's more.

I've never seen one of those buggers before, but ID'ing it would be a good thing I think.
 

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I had something similar pay a visit some time back . Squashed it . Had a feeling nothing good would come from allowing it to remain in my tank . Might be interesting to put it into a jar or something and see what pops out .
 

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I had something similar pay a visit some time back . Squashed it . Had a feeling nothing good would come from allowing it to remain in my tank . Might be interesting to put it into a jar or something and see what pops out .
I gotta admit, I agree here. It would be kind of a neat little experiment. As long as it doesn't turn into a "little shop of horrors" kind of experiment, lol!
 
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