Reynolds7000 Reynolds7000
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  • Posted on: 26/2 18:06
Bug walking at the bottom of my tank #1
I've recently noticed this bug walking at the bottom of my tank. It is dark and camouflaged against the substrate. About 2cm long with I think 6 legs (difficult to be sure as it's always hiding in the plants). It has quite a pronounced triangular head shape. Would be great if anyone in this site could help me identify and let me know if it's a problems. Some fairly poor photos attached

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  • Posted on: 26/2 18:37
Re: Bug walking at the bottom of my tank #2
I can't see clearly from the photo what it is, but have a look through these and see if there's a match: https://pondinformer.com/list-of-aquatic-pond-insects/
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Re: Bug walking at the bottom of my tank #3
Thanks. I can't see him on the list but it's a really useful link. I'll see if I can get a better photo next time I spot him
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Re: Bug walking at the bottom of my tank #4
Got this of him today...any further thoughts. Checked as many forums as I can to find a match but can't see anything. Thanks anyone for your help.

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  • Posted on: 28/2 12:19
Re: Bug walking at the bottom of my tank #5
It's a dragonfly nymph https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nat ... ld-guide/dragonfly-larvae

If you have fry or shrimps, take it out as it will go for them.