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White bug?

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Old 04-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
 
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White bug?

So I walked over to my tank tonight, after the lights had been off for about 45 minutes. Turned them on quick and thought I saw something leap from one side of the rock down onto the sand. Looked closer to see a white sort of bug. Impossible to snap, but if I can describe it, can someone tell me what this is?

It is relatively flat, sort of like "Potato bugs(sp?)". Very white body, two black eyes, thought I saw antennae of some sort but I could be making it up.

What am I?

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Old 04-27-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
 
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I have been observing it a little more. So it is about the length of half a ten cent coin, tiny bit less. Was sitting on the sand right now, and quickly jumped and whipped around a rock. Really fast and really far, about 7" in a leap.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:15 PM   #3
 
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amphipod?
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:15 PM   #4
 
Sounds like some kind of pod. They are good to have in the tank.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
 
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Sounds like some kind of pod. They are good to have in the tank.
how come?
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
 
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they are natural scavengers and fish will graze on them as a natural food supply.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:15 AM   #7
 
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they are natural scavengers and fish will graze on them as a natural food supply.
+1 that

Love them and are fun to watch too. If you have a refugium, take a flashlight and look at it when it's on the night cycle (if you have one).
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