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Old 07-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Whats this on my rock?

Hello, I just started to cycle my tank few days ago and when I was looking at the rocks I found this parasite? Can anyone tell what this one is? What will I do with it?

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Hard to tell in the picture. Looks like it may be a copepod. If so they are a good thing to have. That eat anything just about along with fish waste and most fish love to eat them. Harmless great tank addition. Did it look like this?

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Nope sorry not that one but this

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #4
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Nope sorry not that one but this

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Dose it move? If not I cant tell what it is int hat photo, it just looks like a hole in the rock form that photo.
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It's kinda brownish creature and it doesn't move. It does have like a hair though.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Possibly algae of some sort. Probably brown hair algae. There's a lot if different kinds out there. My guess is its not a parasite at all. How old is the tank?
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The tank is about 4 days old now. And I did used RO water to mix the salt. What do I need to do? Scrape it?
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I don't know what it is but if u don't like it u can just remove it. Scrap or brush it off and vacuum or net it out. I recommend turning off power heads before u do because it will go everywhere. Good luck with the tank! First one?
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #9
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Alright thanks! Yeah I'm going to remove it cause I'm getting paranoid what's going to happen to my tank and if it's going to affect my water. And yes this is my first one lol!! Pretty excited
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I wouldn't worry about it. Its just hair algae it will go away once your tank is more established.
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