Weirdest Thing You've Found In Your Tank?

  1. midna

    midna Well Known Member Member

    i was wondering: what are some of the weirdest things you've found in your tanks?

    for example, this happened with an empty tank of mine, but: i had to disinfect my 5.5 gallon with vinegar and bleach, and i've had it outside for a few days so it can air out. problem is, it keeps raining overnight!! so now i have dirty rainwater in my tank.

    but that's not the weird thing. i just went out to check on it and found a tiny dead house gecko at the bottom of the tank! there wasn't even an inch of water in there, and the gecko looked pretty chewed up, so i don't know if something mangled it before or after it died. maybe it was trying to get away from my cat, fell in, was too injured to get out, and drowned. now i probably have to disinfect the tank again. anyway, it gave me a surprise.
  2. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    RIP gecko... I always find hair in my tank... Ugh girls with long hair (Trying to not be mean). I also was gravel vacuuming and covered by snail. 10 mins later I was putting plants in and found him... I always count now before and after water changes.
  3. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Last week I discovered a fully grown ramshorn snail in my tank.
    I didn't put it in there. I can only assume it came in on some guppy grass and grew over the last couple of months.
  4. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Some mysterious cherry shrimp in my 64g. Somehow managed to make it from one tank to another, no transfer of stock or equitment months prior to the introduction of the shrimp in the 25g.
  5. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    Ive found some type of unharmful mold stuff in one of my tanks and aquarium leeches. Pretty sure I’ve had seed shrimp at one point as well.
  6. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    A whirlpool ramshorn snail. I saw one about 2 months after adding some plants to my tank.

    They are now in the hundreds.
  7. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Snail...I saw the gravel thing I knew I had snails galore...
  8. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Another one is flying ants.

    There were like 30 of them floating on the surface of my sparkling gourami tank. I squished a couple and the gourami ate them.
  9. wodesorel

    wodesorel Well Known Member Member

    A baby ghost shrimp - after I hadn't added anything to the tank for 8 months. It's supposed to be impossible for them to reproduce in freshwater but I have no other explanation, and there was a berried female in that tank.
  10. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    It isn’t impossible. Just very hard.
  11. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    Sparkling gourami fry in my guppy fry tank! Those stinkers appear out of thin air!
  12. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    Weirdest thing ever in my tank? My %#?!%! loach... (she’s alright and well now)
  13. lilabug4545

    lilabug4545 Well Known Member Member

    Probably some of my guppy fry. I do a water change, start working on another tank, go to get my bucket to refill second tank, then, POOF I now have 30-40 more tiny fish. Luckily, I was trying to breed them, but it was very shocking nonetheless.
  14. BRDrew

    BRDrew Valued Member Member

    Once I found some kind of worm that hid in a leaf and would come out at night. I couldnt get an ID back then and fishlore couldnt either.

    Here is the picture
    You can actually see its whitish outline inside the green leaf. It was a perfect leaf cocoon. When the lights went out the white worm extended out.
  15. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I guess my tanks are too normal, don't usually see things in my tank!
    The only thing I can think of are little strands of filter floss floating around, that's annoying.
  16. WTFish?

    WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    Poor gecko, lol. That’s odd...I’ve had 2-3 dragon or damselfly nymphs.
  17. Ohio Mark

    Ohio Mark Well Known Member Member

    A baby's shoe. (Dropped in by grandchildren.)
  18. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    Fruit flies, fruit fly larvae, shield bugs, ladybugs, copepods.... It's an indoor tank.
    And some random plastic thing five inches long and I still don't know what it is... All my tanks have lids and I live alone o_O
  19. Aqua Hands

    Aqua Hands Well Known Member Member

    A net
  20. sleow

    sleow Valued Member Member

    Hair. Every single water change I find a couple strands buried in the gravel or floating around. o_O