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Old 08-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Bug like Shrimp thing

One day i looked at my saltwater reef tank and I saw these shrimp like bug things crawling all over the the sand and I do not know what they are. I think they are from this rock I picked of a beach, but I boiled the rock for about 5 mins and them left it on dry land.

Dose anyone know what they are
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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A pic would help but from the sound of it it could be a copepod(sp) witch are good.
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I know it is not a copepod it is much bigger.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:18 AM   #4
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How big is it? I have seen some prety big pods but not bigger then a small shrip.
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It is about 3cms
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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Sorry not shure. Ther are so many things it could be
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #7
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what about amphipods? they can get huge! iv got tons of them in my fuge, and they are kinda close to that size.
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Ok thanks, but just curious what other things could it be?

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:32 AM   #9
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I also have "shrimp like" bugs crawling on my LR. Google amphipods. Pretty sure that's what mine are. The pics I found look awfully close
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I think it is a amphipods. Thanks!
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