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Re: KillieTalk Digest V3 #1980
These little pests can "carry" microscopic bits of
duckweed from one tank to another and as long as you
have one tank with these pests you will find duckweed
showing up in other tanks throughout your fish room.
If anyone knows how to remove these "bugs" or
eradicate duckweed let us all know.
--- Larry Jones <larry-jones at webtv_net> wrote:
> bug problems...
> hi all..
> can anybody out there in e-mail land maybe point me
> in the right
> direction to get rid of leaf mites or aphids? little
> black "spider
> like," pests. they hitched a ride into my fishroom
> two and a half years
> ago, and i still have not got rid of them. i'll
> think i have them
> whipped in one tank and they will turn up in the
> tank next door. i
> overwinter a tropical water lily and some other
> "lily looking" plants in
> my tanks indoors. also, i am lucky enough to get val
> to grow in my
> hardwater livebearer tanks. any of those floating
> leaves and stems is
> where those pests will gather .
> i have
> tried that aphid control spray and it maybe killed
> four of them.
> presently, i am netting them and taking the net to
> the sink and scalding
> them and the net. i am keeping the val clipped to
> just below the
> surface, but val is not pretty that way. i am
> weighting the lily stems
> with rocks to keep their leaves submerged, but the
> lilies keep growing
> and the leaves soon are back on the surface, and
> once again the aphids
> are back.
> how does a
> person get rid of these pests? is there maybe a way
> to bait and trap
> any help would
> be greatly appereciated. think spring
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