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FishyMandy

Dragonfly Nymph?

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Is this a dragonfly nymph? Sorry I know its not a great photo. They give me the shivers :cold:

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I find them in my fry pond a lot...and I'm worried they are eating my fry. They are about the same length as the fry, some bigger and definitely wider. Sometimes I find them dead but other times they are alive and I pull my net out the water to have them crawling up it which freaks me out.

If they are dragonfly nymph any advice for getting rid of them?

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Pretty much confirmed it's a dragonfly nymph. 

 

I have so much algae in the pond I can't see through the water more than a few cm, and there is a lot of algae 'scum' on the bottom too. I'm thinking of draining the pond as much as I can, scooping out all the algae and getting the babies out at same time and also scooping out any nymph I find, stripping the pond right down pretty much and then refilling and putting some shade cloth over the pond to stop any more getting in? 

 

Unless someone has a better idea on how to deal with it, I'm all ears

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Yes, they will eat your fry.  You might want to bring the fry indoors for a while.  I think you will enjoy this discussion, which confirms my thought that you can treat with Dimilin or other treatment for fish lice or anchor worms without harming the fry.  

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Thanks a bunch Sharon. Ill have to get a new tub to bring them in. Hopefully Ill still have some left by then!

I enjoyed the read! 

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WOW never thought of those guys. I get the Dragon fly's all the time. In fact last summer I had two of them flying around my head chasing me :lol My neighbor has a empty pond (no fish). This explains why I see so many.

So if I have a pond out there I got Raccoons and Dragon flies :rofl 

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Yes a dragonfly nymph . . . if you are interested . . . they are also fun to raise. 

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11 hours ago, Acro said:

Yes a dragonfly nymph . . . if you are interested . . . they are also fun to raise. 

I love Dragonfly's just don't want them eating my fish once a I get a pond :rofl 

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Me too! The big fish take care of them in their pond, guess thats why I never seen them before I put the fry out!

I caught as many fry as I could find yesterday and bought them in, i searched until back was screaming at me and I couldnt take it anymore, will look for more today after work amd drain pond

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