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jeff20578 04-06-2009 05:12 PM

Little white creatures
 
i have been gone for about a week an noticed that i have a fair amount of these little white bugs swimming and clinging onto my tank

i assume i probably dont want them in there and would like to know if there is a way to eliminate them?

Pasfur 04-06-2009 05:16 PM

You want them. They should be copepods and amphipods, introduced from live rock and sand. They are a great natural food source for your fish.

Kellsindell 04-08-2009 06:59 PM

I agree with this. Do they look like little commas swimming around very poorly? or walking around on the sand and glass? that's going to be an amphipod.

aquakid 04-08-2009 08:30 PM

Send me a private message with pics. I'm usually pretty good at identifying these things.

Pasfur 04-10-2009 06:01 AM

Or, perhaps, here is an interesting idea....

Post pictures publicly so that we can all benefit from this thread.

Kellsindell 04-11-2009 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 186673)
Or, perhaps, here is an interesting idea....

Post pictures publicly so that we can all benefit from this thread.

:lol:

Mike 04-11-2009 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 186673)
Or, perhaps, here is an interesting idea....

Post pictures publicly so that we can all benefit from this thread.

Ditto, please do post them publicly so that you can benefit from the community's collective experience and those with similar issues can benefit from yours.

Bartman 04-11-2009 08:25 PM

I agree, post them publicly, this is how I learn :D

turk86 04-13-2009 06:05 PM

I too Agree, Please post some PICS!!

AaaRr 04-20-2009 01:13 AM

I agree cause I think I have one or two of these but they are very very small and camera did not take a great picture but I will post what I have. It looks like a tiny tiny snail kind of cause it has little tentacle eyes and the shape could be snail shape but long wise... I took one and blew it off the glass to see if it could swim...it sank like a rock. :roll:
http://clancommission.net/aar/Fish%2...nailMaybe-.JPG


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