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    Unidentified Insect.

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    Guys, I need help 2 id an insect I found in my filter. Found 2 when I was cleaning my filter. It has 6 feet n a long tail. When I picked it up using my thumb, this little critter stand up n raised it's tail just like a scorpion tail! 2day however, I saw 1 in my tank. Wat could it be? Would it pose a threat 2 my plants n fishes?

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    you got a pic? this sounds like a dragonfly nymph
    or some larval form of some predatory insect

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    you got a pic? this sounds like a dragonfly nymph
    or some larval form of some predatory insect
    If it really is a dragonfly nymph isn't that also a type of food for your fishes if you do rear big fish.

    I've seen those insects u discribe but it's on land not in the filter it is only about 2-3cm in size.
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    DEA, sorry no digital camera. I believe it could be the dragonfly nymph. The one I saw in my tank is brown color n has 3 tail. Could it be it?

    B.F.G
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    One tail with 2 protruding sides do u mean that ?
    Cheers!

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    not very sure
    i read about this a long long time ago
    if you have small fish it's perhaps best to remove the insect

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    I think so Bene.

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    hmm yes i suppose it is a dragonfly nymph, Beware of your tetra they might hunt them down, i think you got them when u purchase your plants and the eggs of the dragonfly went into youe skimmer into your filter. You were luckly for that if they were in the tank they will feast upon your fishes.
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    This is the fish that i got:-

    Tetra-Cardinal:11
    Neon :19
    Green :17
    Serpae :5
    Black :7
    Red eye :9
    Red Fin :5
    Rummy nose :4
    Barb -Golden :5
    Swordtail:2
    Cories-Metae :3
    paleatus:6
    leopardus:6
    Algae Eaters-Ottos:2
    malayan :40
    Tiger :10
    Bumblebee:4 [Mia]
    Puffers:2

    B.F.G
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    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    saw a documentary when the dragonfly nymph pry on small fishes

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    Can this dragonfly nymph go after my shrimp? Also wat can I introduce 2 combat this nymph?

    B.F.G
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    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    shrimp, probably not
    the rest, yes
    pick it off by hand
    anything that will eat it will eat everything else in your tank

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    But I need to flush out this bugger out from the plants. Once they went in a clump of red plants that I have, very hard 2 see it. I think I will stop feeding my fish. Maybe, the hungry fishes might go after it.

    B.F.G
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    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    Hey BFG, so you found back your lost tiger force? How big is your tank, sounds like a lot of bioload.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Hwchoy, my tank is 3ftx1.5ftx2ft lxbxh. Some of the fish I choose but some my father bought without my consent! Wat to do? Told him about bio-load n he says the fishes need bubbles. Haiyah, I just grit my teeth!

    B.F.G
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    Don't walk behind me as I might not lead, don't walk in front of me as I might not follow. Walk beside me, as my friend.
    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    Just saw 1 of my tiger squad. Rest is missing. I might want 2 buy some more 4 reinforcement! Maybe with so much shrimp , the nymph might swim out into the open n be eaten by the bigger tetras.

    B.F.G
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    Don't walk behind me as I might not lead, don't walk in front of me as I might not follow. Walk beside me, as my friend.
    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    Maybe it's the other way round, anyway of catching them all out?
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    On 3/28/2002 11:43:47 PM

    Hwchoy, my tank is 3ftx1.5ftx2ft lxbxh. Some of the fish I choose but some my father bought without my consent! Wat to do? Told him about bio-load n he says the fishes need bubbles. Haiyah, I just grit my teeth!

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    kekekeke, I can just picture your face [:] can't be nasty to the old man right?

    So isn't the dragonfly nymph a heaven-sent? [] []
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Yup, he brought me up lah. No matter what can't go against him lah wait become a target 4 lightning rods! Furthermore the tank looks like rojak, now cannot enter any planted tank competition![] [] . Guys, sorry 4 the 'talk big attitude' but I can dream can't I. Maybe 30 more Tigers should flush this bugger out!

    B.F.G
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    Don't walk behind me as I might not lead, don't walk in front of me as I might not follow. Walk beside me, as my friend.
    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    Tiger? what is that?
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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