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Old 12-18-2011, 02:24 AM   #1
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Tiny clear looking bugs?

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It's 20 after one and I'm just checking my tank b4 I crash like I always do and noticed these tiny clearish oval-like looking bugs on my glass down near the substrate. They have like 6-7 legs on each side and 2 antennae near the top.

Never seem them before. Any ideas?
I'm thinking they may be Copepods? I did grab a big bunch of cheato for my fuge about 1 month ago from a 7yr old 125g reef tank....maybe that seeded my tank with them? If so....that's a good thing right?

Fairly new to hobby so I'm still learning. This Tank up for 6 months but had freshwater for almost 2 yrs b4 this.

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:07 AM   #2
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Will certainly be a form of pod, could have come in with the chaeto, or with live rock if you have it.

A good thing, all part of the little Eco system in your salty box.

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My guess is amphipod. Copepod are very small and hard to catch with your eye. Amphipods get about 1/4 inch big. Google it you will find some pics on different types of pods
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