Re: NANFA-- anyone ever toyed with this idea?

Joshua L Wiegert (
Mon, 19 Jan 2004 14:35:23 -0500

ALthough there are quite a few aquatic insects that'll do the job, I'd worry
about trying to keep them in the aquarium....

For one, some of htem are amazingly delicate... Caddisflies don't generally
fall into that category.
For two, they do emerge into flies -- something that might not be
appreciable in the house... I remember having huge mats of lilaopsis grass
constantly hatching out dragonflies.... in doors.. in december. :)

Lastly, the marine critters tend to reproduce in the aquarium so it doesn't
matter if your scooter blenny or mandarin goby eat half of them - - there
are always more. On the other hand, insects generally won't reproduce in
your aquarium (with some exceptions among Hemipterans, possibly


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