Caddisfly larvae

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Caddisfly larvae

Post by Gnox » Wed Jan 15, 2020 23:02 pm

I've just spotted 2 of the weirdest insect like creatures in my 60l planted tank.
They have - like a hermit crab, built cases for themselves from wood and leaves, and are happily scavaging around the tank.
I'm fairly certain from googling that they are Caddisfly larvae.
Does anyone know if they are dangerous. This tank is a guppy breeding tank, with shrimp and ottos too.
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Re: Caddisfly larvae

Post by piker » Thu Jan 16, 2020 0:11 am

From a bit of a look online it may be best to remove them to a pond,most eat decaying plants and algae but some are predatory and could eat baby shrimp.
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Re: Caddisfly larvae

Post by plankton » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 am

They may also take small, resting fish.
Move them to a pond.

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Re: Caddisfly larvae

Post by Martinspuddle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 am

Kinda crunchy with a soft, gooey centre... I'll leave you with that thought!. :grin:
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Re: Caddisfly larvae

Post by Ric » Thu Jan 16, 2020 19:26 pm

Martinspuddle wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 am
Kinda crunchy with a soft, gooey centre... I'll leave you with that thought!. :grin:
..you truly know how to have a good time... :cool:
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Re: Caddisfly larvae

Post by Martinspuddle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 22:15 pm

Ric wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 19:26 pm
Martinspuddle wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 am
Kinda crunchy with a soft, gooey centre... I'll leave you with that thought!. :grin:
..you truly know how to have a good time... :cool:
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