• Caddisfly larvae

    Just concerned for my little endlers as I found a couple of these insects. They don't swim particularly fast and I can't exactly tell
    where they start and end because of their camouflage. Not quite sure if its part of their body? The head pokes out and they swim around clumsily.


    I have not noticed a decrease in the number of endlers but they do breed quite fast.


    Photo thanks to Hextech

    Photo thanks to Hextech

    Photo thanks to Hextech

    20/08/2013
    Quote Originally Posted by davyboi View Post
    looks like they would be Caddisfly larvae. they're omnivorous and opportunistic feeders so they very well could be assassinating your endlers.
    remove them from your tank and throw them into a pond somehwere
    20/08/2013
    Quote Originally Posted by deL View Post
    I think the caddisfly larvae with nets or cases are mostly algae eaters, detritus/plantmatter eaters or filter feeders (where they make that silk net), and it's the free swimming ones that are predators. They are predators of very small water bugs or daphnia, etc. so it's very unlikely case building caddisfly larvae could take an endler... They usually get eaten by my fish, but I guess fry may be small enough for their jaws if it's very slow or ambushed. They are far too slow and clumsy to hunt with that stick/twig case.
    Thread continues:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...y-this-critter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Identify this critter started by Hextech View original post
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      DiscusEden -
      More pics & thread here:
      http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...his-in-my-Tank
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