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    Red face Noice zit. .zit...zit. from my nano tank

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    I realise some insert noice like "cangkerit", I switch off all my electric item and take out all my plant and shrimp to another and just left gravel there.

    I though have some Perator insect gone into the tank and attact my shrimp.

    I still hear zit....zit ....zit... when i put my ear to glass of tank.

    But at the end found nothing.

    I suspect the microganisma/ incert making such noice.

    Do you all encounter this?

    You all try switch all and put your ear to tank. I dont think the shrimp know how to make noice. Plant? then what else create this noice?

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    mystery noise

    Michaelmah I went and listened to my tank after i read your post and sure enough i could hear the noise too, I think i have figured it out though.
    I noticed that the mystery noise correlated exactly with the escape of bubbles from my crystal CO2 diffuser, i don't know why they would but i believe it is the bubbles making this noise. Do you have a CO2 diffuser in the tank? if you do try turning the CO2 off and listening for the noise.
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    Talking

    I had a similar problem, I thought it was my air pump at first. Then I turned it off, but still heard the loud bubbling sound. It turns out, it was a cricket under the tank, lol. First time I heard a cricket that sounds like an air pump.
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    yep, just found a Damsel fly nymph in my aquarium. Freaky looking thing has munched all my baby shrimp and Lamp eye eggs! wit till I catch him after I have wrecked my tank trying to find him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lubber Duckie View Post


    It appeared magically in my shrimp tank as well!
    What's going on?
    I found and killed 2, didn't really affect my shrimplets.
    Hopefully that's all.
    They won't magically appear in your tank for no apparent reasons... They need food to grow so your shrimps has the poteins and the juice to help it. Sometimes when we buy plants at local lfs and didn't wash properly there's eggs attach to it.. Buy plants free eggs.. Good deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by beetroot View Post
    hmm... come to think of it, maybe it has been feeding on my baby shrimps?? a dragonfly larvae of that size (less than 1cm), can it do so much harm? because i just realised that my shrimplets about half of them have gone missing....
    Most likely... Try remove them if there's any more..

    Quote Originally Posted by simontay78 View Post
    I guess I have a battalion of Seed Shrimp, Ostracoda in my shrimp tank and yes they are just like "white army ants" parade around for food...includes everything from dead shrimps/shrimp food/plants.......multiply like crazy...

    Recently I also found a strange nymph which by shape looks a lot like "Damselfly" which I promptly removed from the tank. I suspect it infiltrated since my last shrimp catching at little guilin in singapore...hee...


    ID it?
    Some are light green and some brown... They blend in with their surroundings so that it's difficult to see them...

    To all bros who find these pest(I call them blood suckers) in your tanks, i'm very sure there's not only one better beware and clear them asap!
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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    May i add sucking worms on shrimp/lobster to the list:

    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=47384

    Solution: use salt water dip.
    Last edited by beetroot; 30th May 2009 at 19:10. Reason: add solution

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    My tank got many of this... How to get rig of this ?
    I added Tetra and Lamp eye to eat those that float up...

    Any faster way to clear it safely?
    Last edited by jojoe; 10th May 2009 at 12:06.

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    spotted this orangey tiny creature treading on the gex soil. is it harmful to my adult shrimps, shrimplets and ramshorn snails?


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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Get some fish, maybe boraras to eat them.
    Adoketa, Breitbinden, Paciquamis, Diplotaenia, Elizabethae, Mendezi, Inka, Agassizi, L046, L066, Crystal Red Shrimps

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    previously my tank have lot of planaria. but after i use vermix it all been kill and so far no shrimp die because of vermix, and i did not see the planaria any more.

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Hiya... I think I may have a seed shrimp or freshwater limpets in my tank. Are these guys harmful to shrimps/nerites/marimos? There seems to be quite a few of them feeding off my free floating plants, and my shrimps don't seem to bother them. I also saw a lot... A LOT of tiny white specks clinging to a freshly molted shrimp shell and I'm assuming these are the little ones... meaning in no time, they could end up infesting my tank! Please help, thanks!

    P.S.> My 'tank' is just this tiny lil thing on my work table that has no pump or anything. So I guess a fishy solution would be out of the question

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanatincoel View Post
    Hiya... I think I may have a seed shrimp or freshwater limpets in my tank. Are these guys harmful to shrimps/nerites/marimos? There seems to be quite a few of them feeding off my free floating plants, and my shrimps don't seem to bother them. I also saw a lot... A LOT of tiny white specks clinging to a freshly molted shrimp shell and I'm assuming these are the little ones... meaning in no time, they could end up infesting my tank! Please help, thanks!

    P.S.> My 'tank' is just this tiny lil thing on my work table that has no pump or anything. So I guess a fishy solution would be out of the question
    Don't worry about the seed shrimp, if that's what you have. (Seed shrimp can swim similar to shrimp, Lipets are like snails and only crawl).
    Seed shrimp are harmless to every aquarium animal. Also they do not eat live plants. The shrimp will not bother them. If you don't want them, just reduce feeding and siphon the extra ones out. You will not get them all, but they will not reproduce much if the food does not get into the substrate.
    Fish will eat them, but you probably don't want to mix such a fish with your shrimp (they will eat baby shrimp too).
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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    These are bugs I encounter in my shrimp tank and I still don't know what they are.






    They are reddish, and about 1 to 1.5 inches long.
    They burrow in the substrate, and when they are out in the open, they wriggle in the water.
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    Re: More!! Section 2

    Hello

    I've found a very similar "insect" like this in my tank...

    Can someone please help and ID it and let me know if it is harmfull to the fish and plants and if so what is the best way to eradicate them?

    Thanks in advance!

    Quote Originally Posted by ranmasatome View Post
    So which is this?? take a guess??
    Last edited by QualityAquariums; 25th Jan 2010 at 21:53.

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    hi bug experts

    please let me know, if you know:
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=65584

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Can any of these creatures be cultured as live foods?

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Dear Guys,

    I see this very strange creature in my shrimp tank buried in the soil.
    It looked like flatworm but with hairs all over.
    And the best thing is that the reaction is very fast. Not able to catch it or take a picture.
    Anyone know what it is and is it harmful to shrimps?
    If yes, I will have to take out the shrimps and stirred the tank to catch it.
    Pls help to advise thank you.

    Ken

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Quote Originally Posted by TTS View Post
    It looked like a dragonfly larvae... they are harmful to your shrimps!
    uhh..correction..thats not a dragonfly nymph..its a damselfy nymph --> http://www.bumblebee.org/invertebrat...ragonflies.htm
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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Interesting

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    this is one very good and informative post

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