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Old 11-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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sand flee's

Need info on sand flee's in sw tank, is it good or bad. Do I need to worry or get rid of them some how?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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If they are mole crabs which is what most people refer to as sand fleas I believe they don't do well in saltwater tanks. But they are filter feeders and shouldn't cause problems until they die
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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What you could be seeing is copepods. Good for a tank.
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They kinda look like little shrimp and only come out at night. If I turn on the light they go back into the sand & rock
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They must have hitched a ride on the live rock I bought. I dunno.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:15 AM   #7
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Rotifers kind of look like shrimp
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #8
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Rotifers kind of look like shrimp
Rotifers are microscopic. I'd bet my money on pods or mysis shrimp
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Oh, I always thought copepods were the tiny white specs on the glass and Rotifers were the bugs on the rocks, oops
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Mysis shrimp are freshwater, aren't they?
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