Originally Posted by rugie
kim, in this case what is being asked about are not bugs, they are little shrimp like animals, it really is not a good practice to just kill what we think we do not like, especially when you say I don't know if they are a problem .I hope someone does not decide someday that they do not like you.
Um...I never said to kill them :|. I said get rid of them. I don't kill things senselessly. Even though I don't like them I put spiders outside, and I don't kill bugs outside unless they are trying to bite me. If the OP doesn't want them in their aquarium, then they can stick them in a stream or pond. I just personally don't want things in my aquarium that could harm my fish or transmit disease to them if they are eaten.
I save worms off of my driveway after a rainstorm. So, please don't put words into my mouth before you even know me. Just because I say that I am grossed out by something does not mean that I am going to be rash and kill it straight away. I don't like some people I know and they are still here ;-).
And, even though I'm a hopeless animal lover (I want to be a veterinary surgeon) I do agree that it is not the same to kill a bug as to kill a person. Obviously, it is the way of nature that I will care about my myself, my family, and my friends more than other species. All animals do. You don't see the tiger starving to death itself because it doesn't want to kill the antelope. Unfortunately, the world is run by survival and that forces us to hold our own above others. Even within humans I certainly care more about say, my parents, than some stranger on the street.
Ok, enough with my rant, I just don't like being attacked for no reason and felt that I needed to make my point.