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Old 09-28-2004, 02:36 PM   #11
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That makes me nervous! How can I tell if my tank has them?
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They attached themselves to fish during the night and ride along while sucking on fish blood. Scroll down in the thread here for a pic of one sucking on a clown:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=436092

You can find them by shining a flashlight around at night when the tank lights are out. They will either be attached for fish, or running around on the substrate or rock (waiting for a fish to swim over them). They hide almost the entire time lights are on.
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I've been sucking up the smaller ones in a turkey baster. The large one I caught in a shot glass against the front of the tank and then slid a credit card in to cover the opening and pulled it out.
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So you could starve them by keeping the lights on 24 hours/day.
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I don't have any fish in the tank as of yet so I imagine they are awfully hungry. I have been toying with the idea of acclimating some mollies to salt and keeping them in a breeder net to see if I could capture more before I begin with my actual stocking.
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Well if your fishless, won't they starve if left long enough?
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All of research that I've done on them suggests that it will take 6 to 8 months for the population to die off from starvation.
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All of research that I've done on them suggests that it will take 6 to 8 months for the population to die off from starvation.
If not longer. Much like any other pod, they can sustain themselves for quite awhile on simple organic materials and detritus in the system. Waiting them out isn't a very good option. Finding them and syhponing them from the substrate/rock or culling them from fish is the best solution. The sooner the better as they can easily breed.

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I went salmon fishing (in alaska) and tried pulling some off a salmon, I couldn't do it without crushing them.
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I went salmon fishing (in alaska) and tried pulling some off a salmon, I couldn't do it without crushing them.
did u crush the pod or the salmon 8O
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