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Old 02-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Turbo snail has parasites?

My turbo snails have been in my tank for over two months now and I have had parasites ever since I got live rock which is around 3 and a half months I have a gold belly damsel, a maroon, fire shrimp, 2 sand sifter snails, and a cleaner shrimp I still have the small parasites and they are crawling all over my two turbo snails are they goners?? And is there anyway to get rid of the parasites and if so how??
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:43 PM   #2
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Are you sure they arnt copepods?
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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Uhmm it's possible are they like slender but like a centimeter long??
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
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No deffinatly not that big more like mm's can u take a picture of them?
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That's what I meant I couldn't think of what was smaller but millimeter yes that small and slender but will they kill my turbo snails kind of like ants but white and clear looking and not as defined as ants if that makes sense
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Ya sounds like copepods and they are good for your reef system no harm.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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do they look like this-



if so, they are amphipods, and are good for the tank.
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Kind of look like that but very little and can hardly tell right now but as long as they are good and not going to kill everything in my tank I'm fine with them!
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