thanks guys, i made the mistake of haveing a mis match of fish to begin with so at the moment i'm working my way toawrds a species tank for guppies i currently ahve 20 Guppies 3 Mollies 5 endlers around 10 guppy fry and a Sucking loach
(i have read all the bad press on these things but mine is about 3 inches at the moment and is a great community fish at the moment but i'ms till keeping an eye on him)
the insect was exactly the same length as the diameter of an english one pence so pretty damn small, i just noticed him hiding in a plant i have and at first thought it was a deformed fry that was stuck, since i removed that one i have removed another 3, all of them have hidden, in holes in my bogwood and under my bubblewand and in bussy plants.
i haven't recently put anything new into my tank and all the plant and bogwood in there was purchased at my LFS, i am already ahead of you on the ich treatment, the one i had a photo of i decided to see how much it would tolerate before dieing ( really cruel but i want them out of my tank)
This little machine swam happy as larry for over 3 hours in pure King british WS3 ich treatment which as i believe is 10% malachite green,
i removed the bug from the medicine and put it back in a takeaway tub with a lid and tap water and survived a whole night with no heat, very little oxygen and chlorinated water, so i flushed him down the toilet! damn thing had it coming,
so i don't think ich treatments are the way to go, my tank is bordeling 26/27 degrees celcius which is 78.8 - 80.6 F for every one else.
they have not shown any interest in my fish fry (guppy) that i have seen but they are creepy little things and i fear that if they get bigger then they might develop a taste for them.
The only thing i can think that they might be is a later stage of the live bloodworm i used
to feed my fish. that has now stopped and i am looking at an alternative live food, i have heard daphnia can carry parasites and i don't fancy culturing things that eat manure, can BBS be kept and grown into ABS easily?
anyways guys thanks for any more help you can offer
Also i'm sure my mollies or even some of the larger guppies would love them, but these things are quicker than my guppy fry, really nippy little bleeders