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Old 11-17-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Too many amphipods!

Hi everybody! I have a 40 gal reef. One morning I woke up went to look at my aquarium, and I saw like 100 amphipods on my corals, rocks, sand, and my turbo snails!

How do I get rid of them?

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Most fish will eat them...I hear that mandarins will do so particularly voraciously along with some wrasses.

Mandarins are a big pain in the *** to keep, however, so probably better off with the wrasses.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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You want to get rid of them, most people want them!! Consider yourself blessed, and buy a sweet wrasse!
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Most fish will eat them...I hear that mandarins will do so particularly voraciously along with some wrasses.

Mandarins are a big pain in the *** to keep, however, so probably better off with the wrasses.
Yes sound like a great opertuiniy to keep mandarins to only thing I find that makes them a pain is getting them to eat prepared foods but if you have copepods or amphipods mandarins are an awesome fish and if your Perameters are in check easy to keep
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Hi everybody! I have a 40 gal reef. One morning I woke up went to look at my aquarium, and I saw like 100 amphipods on my corals, rocks, sand, and my turbo snails!

How do I get rid of them?

Thanks!
Do you have any fish in the tank yet?? I always notice a spike in amphipods whenever my tanks are fishless for more than a week lol. As soon as a fish goes in, they are back under control
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Send me some!!! My pod population got wiped out after that october storm.
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Right now I have 1 Seabe clown, 1 flame tailed blenny, 1 dragon face pipefish, and 1 yellow tang (just currently) in my 40 gal.
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