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Old 03-17-2005, 04:43 AM   #1
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Amphipods out of control

found way too many Amphipods when lights are off. Some of them are almost 1/4 inch big. How to control its population? Does scooter or red scooter consume them? What other options do I have? Thanks
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the mandarin goby will eat them.. they are harmles algae eaters, so its not to worry
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:22 AM   #3
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I'm not sure it's possible to have too many amphipods. They are working hard for you cleaning up the tank at night. The fact that you are seeing so many says alot for your tank and it's health. Lots of pods=happy tank. Their numbers will rise and fall, I would not worry.
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Does scooter or red scooter consume them?
Absolutely. Sounds like your tank is prime for one.
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I will take any extras!! I do not think you can have too many pods.
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Pods are good. Many people add a refuge just to get their pod population up. Good source of protein for fish.
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I have yet to see one pod in my tank....
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I have yet to see one pod in my tank....
And I probably wouldn't recognize one if I tripped over it! I certainly don't have any that are of a size where I'm thinking it is more than sand blowing around my tank. Wanna send a cup of that pod riddled sand my way?
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do pods burrow? because I do have "ant farm style" tunnels in my sand up against my glass.
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Yeah, I used to watch mine in the sand against the glass. They have tunnel systems running through. They are really neat to watch. I like your ant reference. lol Just like ants, always busy.
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