Name this Larva!

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Ziggi, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Ziggi

    ZiggiWell Known MemberMember

    Found 2 of these in my 10 gal QT, only occupants are a million ramshorn snails a java fern and several baby ferns and 2 pieces of driftwood. (none of that is too necessary I suppose...)

    Does this look like a mosquito larva? If not, what could it be?

  2. tunastrack

    tunastrackWell Known MemberMember

    Hmmm that looks like what I found munching on my mystery snail. not sure what it is but it killed my snail...
  3. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    They look like mosquito larvaes
  4. OP

    ZiggiWell Known MemberMember

    interesting! hmmm (by the way I love your avatar pic! :D sounds like me!) It LOOKS like mosquito larve to me, but I've only seen them in person in a trough, and they were bigger/fatter and red or black ... almost worm like. But the "swimming" motion is the same. If it stays like that then I dont mind it being there ... if it's gonna grow into a blood sucking critter, :/ I'm not interested!

    So easy/effective method of removal? Since they wriggle, I guestimate a good vacume may not do the trick?
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  5. Tigress Hill

    Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    If they are the same size as skeeters, they will be easily removed via vacuum:)
  6. Yeoy

    YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    You should be able to net wrigglers out with ease.

    They make great live food if you have a betta or similar too :)
  7. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Look like mosquito larvae to me.