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strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #1
Hello, can anyone out there recognize what this creature or reptile is that we found living in the filter in our tank. It is very small(around 20mm) with a lizard like tail, legs and sticky out eyes! We do not know if it is harmful to the fish or not, so any advice on what it could be would be much appreciated!
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Lisa

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Re: strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #2
Well it's got 6 legs so its an insect - was this in a marine tank?
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Re: strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #3
Hello,

Thanks for your reply, no it is a freshwater aquarium, hope that helps?

Lisa
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Re: strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #4
Looks a bit like a dragon fly larvae to me but not sure TBH.

http://www.gpmatthews.nildram.co.uk/m ... pes/pondlife_insects.html

I assume there are many different types. The post is in the marine section, hence a little confusion.
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Re: strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #5
Aye, that's what got me too. Couldn't see a dragonfly larvae getting to this stage in a marine tank

Whatever type of insect it is it doesn't belong there so get shot of it and keep your eyes open for more.
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Re: strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #6
Moved out of marine into mystery creature ID now!
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Re: strange creature in the filter of our tank! help please #7
Thanks everyone for your replies and advice! Did not realise that I had put my post in the wrong section Doh! Thanks for moving it for me to the correct section, am new to all this! got rid of the thing anyway(think it was a dragonfly larvae) after looking at some pics on the net.
Thanks again,

Lisa