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Two little critters in my trpoical tank #1
Hoya Guys

Long time no see!!!

Sorry for my lack of attendance to the forum been so busy.

Anyho

Was cleaning out my tank today and cam across to unknow "things"

One is a wormy thing white with a black strip down either side of its body.

The other ermmm kinda like s stick insect with 3 spikes out of its back end.

Both aout an inch long but very thin

Tired looking them up but as you may guess from my description not the easiest thing to put in a search engine lol

Hope all your fishy friends are well.

Would be most grateful if anyone can shed any light on what they are.

(Removed from the tank and sat in a glass on window sill)


Cheers

Ally
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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #2
ok so one is a damselfly Nymph, not idea what im gonna do with it
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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #3
the nymph should be put in a developed wildlife pond or other wetland area should be warm enough for a rapid aclimatisation same way you do your fish let the water cool to the ponds temperature then let the critter go.

can you gat a pic of the wormy thing?
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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #4
Ah wicked ta. We have a wildlife reserve/ water area near us :D

Cant get a good enough pic to make out the worm
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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #5
can you fish out the worm and put it in a shallow bowl and get a pic that way?

could it be one of these http://www.wgwguild.com/images/albums/Fish/BristleWorm-1.jpg
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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #6
hey all

can i ask ask a question? sorry for thread hyjack. how do damsel fly nymphs get into your tropical tanks? do they fly in and lay eggs???

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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #7
Damsel/Dragon fly nymphs get mentioned every so often here. I'd assume the underwater eggs come in on plants. The spikes at the back of the larvae tends to be the giveaway. As for the worm pic required.
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Re: Two little critters in my trpoical tank #8
usualy in on plants that are farmed in large outdoor farms (lots of tanks under the sun allows the dasil fly to lay their eggs in the tanks) the eggs will require a little heat to hatch so when they are introduced to an indoors tank the temp goes up slightly and there you have a baby nymph ready to eat any small fish up to 3times their size.

amazing creatures
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