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    Unknown insects on my duckweed...

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    Hi guys, I was examining my tank and it was all well and good till I saw these weird insects settling on my duckweed!! I tried to drown them but to no avail!! Anyone with similar encounters or know what they are??


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Looks like snail infestation...

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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Looks like aphids to me

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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Quote Originally Posted by madhav96001 View Post
    Looks like snail infestation...

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    Hi madhav, thanks for your reply. I do have many snails in my tank.


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazdaniel View Post
    Looks like aphids to me

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    Hi daniel, thanks for your reply. Seems like a viable explanation. Any idea how to get rid of them??


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    The last time I have it I threw quite a number of duckweeds away ...my tetra do eat some of the insects that sink down ...not willing to try any chemicals on it in a live tank thou

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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazdaniel View Post
    The last time I have it I threw quite a number of duckweeds away ...my tetra do eat some of the insects that sink down ...not willing to try any chemicals on it in a live tank thou

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    They are on my duckweed on my shrimp tank hahaha. Shrimps dont eat aphids I presume, so will follow you and throw some of the duckweed away, thanks once again!


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Aphid. The adults fly so I Guess the duckweed is fair game as well


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Quote Originally Posted by veridicaldream View Post
    Aphid. The adults fly so I Guess the duckweed is fair game as well


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    Hey veridicaldream, thanks for your reply. Omg.. Any idea how to get rid of them??


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    Not really .. sorry
    when I raise houseplants I remove sap suckers by hand immediately or else i use white oil which does not mix well with fish


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    Re: Unknown insects on my duckweed...

    http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/f...?topic=14733.0


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