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Old 06-27-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Question Tiny buglike creature from live rock

Hi I am new to salt water tanks, and finally got the conditions right to get it started. Yesterday, I bought 2 small Pieces of live rock, and two hermit crabs. This morning, I spotted a small creature that seems to have come out of the live rock. We think it might be a large amphipod. It is about a half a centimeter long, and stays just under the surface of my crushed coral substrate. It is whitish clearish colored, and has a bunch of legs that seem to be in constant motion. It also has some antenna-like things coming from its head

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amphipod. safe, and good for the tank.

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Pods as Doug said. Read this

You Can't Tell Your "Pods" Without A Program by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. - Reefkeeping.com
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Congrats...you have pods (that is a good thing)
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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