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Old 02-16-2011, 02:54 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Should I clean my glass if it's a copepod/turbosnail breeding ground??

I found these guys growing behing my LR on the back tank wall. I guess they are copepods, right?

My friend suggested moving LR away from the wall so I can clear off all the algae on all 4 walls.

Is it worth is at the cost of losing my copepod breeding grounds?

There are literally hundreds of these guys over a 4x12" dark area near the filter intake.

My Turbo's have been breeding every couple of weeks (with the white wisps of smoke). Could these be baby turbo's?? That would be SO cool!

At least now I know why my YWGoby is alive without eating any of my food for weeks :P
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They are not copepods...Look here:They are spirorbid worms...

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My turbos have multiplied through breeding (white smoke) and went from 5 original adult snails to hundreds of small snails. They look similar to your picks and they collect in darker areas during daylight (rear glass behind live rock) and travel throughout the tank at night. The glass is covered in the mornings with small snails and my filter socks will fill with the little snails.
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they are not turbo snails. they are another species that stay small. pretty common, and harmless.
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