Moth problem

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  1. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    Hey guys! I know this is going to sound weird but does anyone have problems with moths running around inside their tanks? There flew a moth into my tank and now Its running around on my live rock. It comes up for oxygen but when I try and catch It It quickly runs down and hide. Hopefully It will die or something and I'll try and post some pics. I took the pics with my phone, so the quality is not gona be that good.
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    lol what the hell? The moth is swimming under water?! :eek:
     
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    Please post a pic of the moths bud.
     
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    I have moths every now and then, but my tangs sort the intruders out pretty fast;)
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    seems like it's a Toti thing!?! first I've heard of moths doing that, call Ripleys...
     
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    What salt mix you using?
     
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    vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    I'm using natural sea water.
     
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    W.T.F. They under water? Seriously?:eek:
     
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    x 2 W.T.F this is wicked Sh!T:eek:
     
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    x3...:005::005:..WOW
     
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    Scuba diving moths!:lol: You can start a tank for them, are they eating anything in there? or just going for a swim.
     
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    Whaaaat ????:eek:
     
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    vincentputter has the only moth tank in the world! Well done!
     
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    Damn swimming moths, I suppose we can call them fish-moths now:lol:
     
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    LOL:lol:
     
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    @vincentputter get me a nice closeup pic... Maybe the entomology student can figure out what that moth is doing and whether it is normal or if this is something strange and new...
     
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    Well...! This morning when I opened the tanks hood, the moth flew away. I did some research and It appears that some moths lay their eggs underwater. Who knew moths could do that! So... I asume that the moth had laid egg inside my tank and In a few days there is going to be little worm roaming my tank.

    Some say that moths can't break the surface tension of water because of their water resistant coating. When they do break the surface tension then they are free to roam underwater.
     
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    WOW...interesting....who says a person needs a Brine Shrimp Hatchery...:005::005:
     

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