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Old 11-09-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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What are these things?

Everytime I clean my filter out I find a lot of these guys, and occasionally see them swimming in the tank... They are approx 1mm long at full size... Then there are also much smaller ones in the filter...

What are they?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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Those are amphipods, a great pod to have.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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Why is it beneficial to have them? Just trying to figure out what they are, and what they are for.... What they eat ect...
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All pods are good to have. They are perfect scavengers and are a good food source for many fish.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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Do they filter out little particles too? And how do you get them?
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Looks like a roach haha but no it's a good thing
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