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Re: [APD] Name the critter?
Check out Aquarium Fish magazine this month, they got a pic of a damsel and
you'll also read about what they can do.m
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Gerrymander" <rgerrymander at yahoo_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Name the critter?
> If it is a dragonfly nymph you will probably notice
> it when you see a dragonfly flying around your house
> and wonder how it got in.
> And yes, they have a big apetite. Very interesting
> to watch but at one inch (bigger by the time they
> fledge) they can be a danger to any small fishes
> up to 2" to 3".
> Unlike many aquatic predators they don't suck the
> whole animal into their mouths, just attach them
> selves to the side, scrape a hole, and suck out
> the contents.
> --- WayneS <wayne at waswa_fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I've just noticed an uninvited guest basking on a L.
> > Repens leaf.
> > Looks kind of like a broad bodied grasshopper, sandy
> > coloured, a bit
> > less than an inch long.
> > Is it a dragonfly nymph? Haven't added any new
> > plants since Christmas
> > so I presume its been in there since then, is it
> > likely to climb out of
> > the tank sometime soon?
> > I had a big hatch of ancistrus recently but most
> > seem to have
> > disappeared, do these things have a big appetite?
> > Regards
> > Wayne
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