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    Thread: external parasite ID?

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      external parasite ID?

      Took a fancy goldfish out of our indoor pond to aspirate her swim bladder. Procedure went well, but when I first put her in the sedation bowl (clove oil), three little creatures were in the water. I did not see them fall off the goldfish, but I am assuming that is what happened. while evacuating a little air from her swim bladder I was able to get a good visual inspection and she looked fine. I took the other fancy goldfish out of the pond, and it looked fine, no critters. took water samples, no critters. water parameters are good: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, pH 8.3 (which is normal), nitrate 20. water temp is 70F.

      anbody know what these are?
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      I don't think that what ou see is a parasite of any description. Looks like insect larva, probably mosquito.

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      Thanks, I think you are correct. Hard to believe mosquito larvae in an indoor pond with a strong waterfall and filter. The mosquitoes this year have been crazy, what with all the rain and humidity we have had in eastern Penn.

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