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Old 7th June 2006   #1 (permalink)
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Whilst feeding my Pleurodeles I spotted this inch long dragon fly nymph in the tank. He must have stowed away on the pond weed. I'm sure he would have made a tasty snack but I thought it best to fish him out. Fortunately there were no larvae in the tank.
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Old 7th June 2006   #2 (permalink)
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do you keep your tank outside or are your pleurodeles in a pond???



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Hi Chris, no they are indoors. The plants that go in their tank are from outdoors however, and unless you wash them well they always have beasties attached. There is normally a selection of invertebrates living in my aquatic tanks but rarely do I find a large predatory animal like this.



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you are lucky 'cause I found a water bug the size of an index finger in one of my ponds outside.....I found it when I was cleaning the big pond rocks cause usually the birds have a tendancy to poop all-over the rocks so anyway I was washing those and this 4 1/2 inch water bug comes rushing to the top of the pond chasing after some tadpoles........So I fished it out and left it on this stone next to the pond and when I went back outside (about 10 minutes later) it seemed to be dead so I threw it away.......I hate those bugs.....



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Mark, I moved your thread here to the General Discussion area of the site because it was (inadvertently?) in the General Discussion section of the Vivaria &amp; Equipment/Product Reviews area Click the image to open in full size. -- <font color="ff0000">MOD</font>



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I am afraid i may have found one baby of them!! What should i do??



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Remove it, or eat it yourself Click the image to open in full size.



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eeew! I removed it but i dont know if there are any others.



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Then again it may have not been, as it had two long strands from the back of his body.



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