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Bartman 04-27-2009 08:42 PM

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?

Thanks...

Bartman 04-27-2009 08:46 PM

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.

onefish2fish 04-27-2009 09:15 PM

amphipod?

Quaddity 05-06-2009 03:15 PM

Sounds like some kind of pod. They are good to have in the tank.

amushroomtree 06-01-2009 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quaddity (Post 193386)
Sounds like some kind of pod. They are good to have in the tank.

how come?

onefish2fish 06-01-2009 09:35 PM

they are natural scavengers and fish will graze on them as a natural food supply.

Kellsindell 06-04-2009 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 200640)
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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