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What is this creature in my shrimp tank

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JMan

I have only ever put Amano and RCS shrimp in my tank, but this thing looks kind of like a dragonfly nymph with a wide head and a weird tri-split tail

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jayc

That is a Damselfly nymph.

Get rid of it.

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JMan

Wow!  Just looked it up. Apparently its like having a shark in my shrimp tank. Hope I can catch it. I guess it must have hitched a ride on some plants I bought.  Thanks so much for letting me know what it was!!

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jayc

You're welcome.

I have never heard it described as "like a shark in the tank", but that is so apt. 

Dragonfly and damselfly nymphs are nasty creatures. Good luck with catching it.

 

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sdlTBfanUK

Zap that beast asap, and keep a close eye out for more!

We have dragonfly here as there are 2 lakes in the garden and they fly inside in the summer (when the  windows are open all day) so that may even be what happened, especially if the tank doesn't have a full cover.

Simon

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