View Full Version : Dragonfly nymph in the tank

13th May 2007, 01:58 AM
There are 3 unknown shrimp death yesterday and today. I observed and found a Dragonfly nymph in the tank. Luckily manage to take it out...but worry that there are more in the tank...

Anyone knows whether the dragonfly lays how many eggs ?
I just hope it come from a plant, so it only has one. But the thing is, i only found 1 or 2 dead. so if there are more then the dead shrimp should be more right ?

I am staying at 7th floor, does dragonfly fly so high ?

13th May 2007, 10:36 AM
Ii think it come with the plants you just bought.
There should be more, keep monitoring your tank.

14th May 2007, 08:25 PM
Ouch ... I would probably turn my tank upside down just to make sure there isn't another one in there. One of those thing can munch up to 5 shrimps a day.

15th Jun 2007, 04:04 AM
Hi Skysky,
look in my post Help who can tell me what this is!!! did it look like this?

16th Jun 2007, 02:50 AM
yes. it is the dragonfly nymph. To be more exact should be call damselfy nymph. Do remove it asap as it can kill your shrimps and fishes.

10th Jan 2008, 10:40 PM
I hate those
My brother once had like 40 of them in his aquarium.
They came with a 10-pack of hemianthus micranthoides from singapore or malaysia... The problem is that they keep the plants outside so the damsefly can easily lay it's eggs onto the plants