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Old 06-22-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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Tiny creatures

I am new to sw. Few days ago started cycling 30 g tank with 40lb of live sand and 40 lb of live rock. I cycle using pure ammonia. But not cycling is my question.
I purchased live rock, let's say, used. It is cover in a lot of purple coralline algae and even couple of polyps. Tonight I noticed few "bugs" hiding in a live rock. I am not sure if they are good or bad. They are about 1/8 of an inch, silver/grey, with couple antennas and few legs on each side. When I shine light on them, they immediately hide.
Guy I bought live rock from just had live rock and sand in a tank, few snail and crabs here and there, but no fish.
What are they? Like I said, it is my first adventure in to salt water world.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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Pods. Good to have. Clean up and feed other fishes too
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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Pics would help, but odds are they are amphipods. These guys are usually up late at night looking for food.
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Pics would help, but odds are they are amphipods. These guys are usually up late at night looking for food.
Its gonna be hard to take picture, but I will try...
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:35 AM   #5
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Check here:
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:47 AM   #6
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I have a lot to learn about sw. I googled it up and looks like pods.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #7
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Thanks!!!! This is a great resource!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #8
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No problem! It's a nice quick reference for many hitchhikers and other forms of life in our tanks.
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