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I didn't know where else to post this. I have a tank with red cherry shrimp and ghost shrimp. Also some fry in there. I went to feed them when I noticed a stranger hanging out... Never seen it before in the 8 or so months I've had it. Can anyone identify it? If so, are my shrimp in danger? Argh!
Found it on another forum. Apparently it's a dragonfly nymph. Mean little guys also apparently. Sheesh. So note to everyone else, get them out when you see them. This one hasn't eaten anything yet that I can tell, other than the shrimp foods, but they have been known to eat small fish you may have as pets in your tank when they get bigger. now I must tear my tank apart and make sure it's the only one in there...
You probably dragged in the eggs somehow from a pond or something. Or it may have come in on plants that were grown in commercial ponds outside. Usually dragonflies don't lay eggs in living room fish tanks.
I know this is an old thread but we recently found one of those in our tank. A very nasty looking critter! The photo of yours is quite impressive. Nice photography skills! Ours must have hitchhiked in on plants from the LFS because we did not collect anything from the wild. What a great hobby with all of the amazing things that we find in our tanks.