Help Identifying This Creature

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I am new to aquariums and I've bitten off a pretty big project. I am trying to build a self-sustaining freshwater aquarium. Things are going well, plants established nicely and a little algae growth. I ordered daphnia pulex for the lowest form of animal life and got excited when they arrived and dumped them right into the tank (stupid I know...I should have used a quarantine tank first). I think a creature hitch-hiked in with the daphnia order and I don't know what it is. Can someone identify this for me?
 

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QueenLittleLizard said:
Hmm... looks like some kind of larvae maybe?
That might be why I'm striking out on my search for the little guy. I thought at first it was a hydra but ruled that out...then I thought planaria but doesn't look quite right either. It swims by kind of bending itself in half and then thrashing out.
 

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Yeah, definitely sounds like larvae. Perhaps you could use google? There some way to search based off an , I just haven't quite figured it out yet.
 
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QueenLittleLizard said:
Yeah, definitely sounds like larvae. Perhaps you could use google? There some way to search based off an , I just haven't quite figured it out yet.
Thank you! That helped immensely. I think it's a mosquito larvae. Gross! Since I'm in Florida and its springtime it probably didn't hitchhike in with the daphnia. It probably got planted there by a mosquito invader! Thanks for the help!
 

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