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found these guys swimming on top of some sand that I had removed from the tank and rinsed. Obviously I didn't kill everything cuz here they are, newly hatched, but in fresh water. looks like 2 different species, black one maybe some kind of pod? Any ideas?P9180101.thumb.jpeg.61aae346d6d7dd50315f41910d8a2003.jpegP9180100.thumb.jpeg.92d9f0d5647e48815f6590a50efbcb85.jpegP9180105.thumb.jpeg.80dd0a8c530e725c0cf06c8cbd5a8e38.jpeg

 

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7 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

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You said freshwater, right?   Those look like mosquito larvae.  🤷‍♂️

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The other photos are harder to distinguish any details....they look like insects too though.

 

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2 hours ago, mcarroll said:

You said freshwater, right?   Those look like mosquito larvae.  🤷‍♂️

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The other photos are harder to distinguish any details....they look like insects too though.

 

this is a very big possibility and initial thought, but i didn't find this link. Thanks!!

I'll try to get a better pic of the other

 

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decided to just rinse sand again with super hot tap water, after pouring excess water and larve into freshwater tank, of which the freshwater fish seemed a little grateful. hopefully I don't awaken tomorrow to a house of mosquitos! I'd really like to be able to reuse this sand

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