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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

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    Was at Seaview yesterday, saw containers of live earthworms packed with soil at their cashier counter, was told it costs S$10 per container.

    The staff mentioned each container probably have 40-50 worms. All fat and juicy, looks like moving ramen noodles.
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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Aquaria View Post
    Was at Seaview yesterday, saw containers of live earthworms packed with soil at their cashier counter, was told it costs S$10 per container.

    The staff mentioned each container probably have 40-50 worms. All fat and juicy, looks like moving ramen noodles.
    Yup saw that too.

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Just stumbled across this pic in wikipedia.

    Mayfly_nymph_dorsal_view_wing_buds_paired_gills.JPG

    I think my previous infestication is mayfly nymphs. As i do have a lot of dead mayflies near my tank (they usually reproduce around april-june - frm wikipedia). They don't usually last more than a day in adulthood (sad), so they quickly mate/lay eggs and dies.

    These are usually herbivores, although a few species they might be predatory (which species not stated).

    "The nymphs are highly susceptible to pollution and can be useful in the biomonitoring of water bodies" - means my tank is clean!

    Source : Wikipedia

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Just set up a new 4gal tank. The carpet seeds has been growing for 1 week so I started to put water in it. And see these things crawling out from the gravel. It looks like a maggot, with black round tip and sharp tail. How to get rid of them? I need help desperately as this is the 3rd time to set up this tank. Thank you all.

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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Hi, i just set up a new shrimp tank that is around 1 month now. Saw this little fellow in my tank yesterday but couldnt ID it based on what i find so far, any one can help me with this unknown?
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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Looks like gammarus (aka scuds), it's an amphipod and mostly harmless but can multiply fast and becomes unsightly in large numbers, hence viewed as pests.

    It probably hitchhiked in with plants or LFS bag water, there will be more in the tank. Just do a google search to find out more.
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    Re: Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

    Hi! thanks for the reply! appreciated! i was afraid they might be dangerous for my shrimps as there are currently berried shrimps and shrimplet in the tanks!

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