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Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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Baby snails and buglike things

At night my tank looks infested with lots of baby snails and little shrimp. Should I worry about this or not. I am more concerned about these snails and there are lots of them. I think one of my snails was spawning so should I worry
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:16 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it. They are both good signs As long as they aren't nuisance pests anyways.

Can you get a picture?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry about it. They are both good signs As long as they aren't nuisance pests anyways.

Can you get a picture?
Can't really get a good pic they are tiny but yeah thanks I was worried that was a bad sign
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Look up collonista snail and see if that looks like them. If so, I haven't found them to be bad unless you have a float valve style auto top off, in which case they can cause the float to stick.
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Think these are the same I had... I had TONS! Way more than I needed it wanted! After I got my six line wrasse they started to disappear! Now... Not 1 in sight. They never hurt anything, just a pain constantly cleaning them off the glass!
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The little shrimps could be copepods which help cleaning up detritus.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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The little shrimps could be copepods which help cleaning up detritus.
So if I added a mandarin can he eat the shrimp or copepodes
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Yes but be wary that mandarins eat tons of Copepods so need a very good supply constantly unless you can train onto frozen food
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