Screamingannie Screamingannie
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What's this creature from my tank? #1
Hello all

We have just fished out this strange looking green creature from our 180L tank. It looks like a larva of some type. Can anyone identify it, and is it friend or foe?

Thanks!

Anne

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/cache/pr ... _green_fish_tank_crea.jpg
Screamingannie Screamingannie
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Re: What's this creature from my tank? #2
Been looking on the web - is it a green damselfly larva? If so, no idea how it got in there. Could an egg have come in on a plant?
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Re: What's this creature from my tank? #3
It's a sort of nymph.
Couldn't say exactly what, but looks very similar to damsel flys.
If you put it outside in a bucket of water it may well hatch and fly away.
hth
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