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Old 04-22-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Is this a copepod?

so everyday when i wake up and look at the tank, there seems to be millions of these on my glass (then i clean it with the magnet)

so i finally took out my macro lens (with extension tubes for even more macroness) and got this picture of it

what is it?

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Looks like a copepod to me.
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Looks like a copepod to me.
my tank has been set up for just over a month now.... how is it possible that i have millions of these?
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Definitely a copepod

If you added any LR to your tank you were bound to pick up a bunch, added they reproduce like rabbits

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thanks for the response..... when i had my LR in the ok tank i never noticed any copepods. must have been hiding
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They are a good thing...many of the fish will love to snack on them.
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Those are one of the prerequisites of having a mandarine goby. I'm jealous cause I'm waiting till my tank is established enough to get one. They are a must have fish!!
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