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Old 12-28-2004, 03:24 AM   #1
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Tick like looking creature in tank?--what is it?

I am still trying to get my tank water condition readings acceptable before obtaining my first fish which will be a Pernicular Clown.

But right now I am concerned about this little creature I see crawling around on the glass inside the tank that is about 1/2 inch long and looks like a tick with antennae and is a rather white to ivory looking in color. Does anyone know what it is and should it be removed? Also, I have three pieces of live rock and one of them seems to be getting covered somewhat substantially with a white coat of some kind of growth. Should I take the rocks out and clean them or not be concerned if it is some kind of a natural ocurring growth for saltwater tanks.

Thanks.....Steve!
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:32 AM   #2
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Sounds like an isopod. I'd remove it.
The white stuff is probably just die-off. I would just leave it but you could try blowing it off the rock or using a soft toothbrush to brush it off.
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