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post #1 of 7 Old 04-27-2009, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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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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2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-27-2009, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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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.

Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-27-2009, 10:15 PM
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amphipod?
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-06-2009, 04:15 PM
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Sounds like some kind of pod. They are good to have in the tank.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-01-2009, 03:05 PM
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Sounds like some kind of pod. They are good to have in the tank.
how come?
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-01-2009, 10:35 PM
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they are natural scavengers and fish will graze on them as a natural food supply.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-04-2009, 08:15 AM
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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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