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Old 07-20-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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Pods?

I have had my 35 gallon SW aquarium set up for a few moinths, and the other day I noticed and ton of little white things on the glass. These were 1/16" or smaller, and were long and skinny. I am assuming that these are some sort of pod, but I am not to sure. Another qucik question; in my fuge i recently saw a tiny starfish, about 1/4" white. It wasn't a brittle star. Any ideas what it was?
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Click on the link in my signature and look under "educational resources" then scroll down to "common critters." You should be able to find the one your looking for there.
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks SquishyFish! They are Munnidae Isopods & Harpacticoid Copepods, and man they are everywhere on the walls! What are some fish that will supplement on these guys?
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:35 PM   #4
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No problem!

There are several pod eaters out there. Mandarin are the first ones that everyone thinks of, but they require a lot of them. If you dont have 100lbs of LR..then you prob dont have enough to support one.

Pods are a good thing in your tank. They are ditritivores and they help keep the sand bed shifted. (they arent the main guys..but they help.)

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I have caught my Yellow Watchman Goby snapping up some pods.
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