Bugs you might encounter in your aquarium

dw1305

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Hi all,
It's white/pale green (looks a little like a lacewing only underwater and wingless) with three or four fins on its tail and it moves fast and way more fluidly than the shrimp,
Sounds like it may be a Damselfly nymph, they are ambush predators and don't tend to swim very much, but they sort of flex from side to side.


It might be a <"swimming mayfly nymph (Baetidae)">, they are pretty rapid, but normally small and dark.

cheers Darrel
 

castle

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I noticed a water mite in my aquarium very recently, pearl white. Unsure how I feel about that one, but as it's small <1mm I don't think it will do too much harm.
 
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