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Old 04-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Got these lil guys all over my tank crawling in and out of live rock. Good or bad? And what fish feeds on them? Thank you.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Got these lil guys all over my tank crawling in and out of live rock. Good or bad? And what fish feeds on them? Thank you.
Copepods. Beneficial organisms. Some people pay for them to feed to other livestock.
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Thank Keith, I have tons of them. Guess they came in the live rock. Tank is about 5 weeks now and just have a small cuc. Want to get fish soon, maybe they can feed in these guys?
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Yeah your fish will munch on them most likely. Smaller fish love them and for some its their main food source. Many of us utilize refugiums in order to cultivate them for our tanks. I do myself so my Mandarin Dragonet always has a good supply.
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Keith, is there a reef friendly beginner fish you can recommend that will feed on them? Thank you.
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There are plenty of fish that would eat them that are reef safe but it would be good to know what size tank you have and any other livestock or livestock plans.
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Amphipods rather than copepods, but still good fish food!

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Thanks Tony! It's a 29gl biocube will be a reef tank.
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six lines love them
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six lines love them
+1 on the six line. I've kept one in every reef I've had. Some describe them as semi aggressive but I guess I've been lucky and had rather peaceful specimens.
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