Creeping Water Bug


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The creeping water bug attains a size of about 1/2 inch or slightly larger. These insects are beautiful and have such a different shape than any other aquatics we offer in their size range.

We believe the species for these is Ambrysus occidentalis, but no guarantee. Photos are linked below. Present specimens are adults. Small foods are recommended. We offer small roaches or house flies (sold separately).

$7 each

It seems these are communal which makes it very nice to keep a group of them in a tank.

These live in freshwater. Because they breathe air through their abdomens water quality isn’t the same issue with them as it is with fish, etc. Provide a small bit of floating material in the tank for them to hold onto.

These do have a mild venom and it hurts a bit if they bite you. Buyer beware!

Bugguide.Net has some photos of the species we think these are, but not guarantee, sorry. The following link is just for general reference: Creeping Water Bugs.

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Weight .15 lbs


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