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Old 11-16-2002, 01:21 AM   #1
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WHAT is IT ?

Sitting looking at my tank last night {saltwater} i saw a very Very VeRY small something ? jumping around , Then with a closer look , i see there is maybe 1500 of these things . My fish are not paired .so there not spawn to small anyway . I feed my fish brine and there about the same size as baby brine maybe smaller , but they move different they tend to jump . so i don't think they are brine shrimp . I have 5 red hermit crabs and 10 snails . I also bought live plants from the fish store 2 weeks ago . thats were i think they came from . What are they and are they safe ?

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Old 11-16-2002, 07:56 AM   #2
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Sounds like you got some pod action going on, without a better description, it would be difficult to ID the particular type of pod ie...amphipod, isopod, ostrapod, etc... They, with very few exceptions, are benificial detrivores and free food for your fish. Congrat's on finding the joy in night diving in yout tank
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Old 11-16-2002, 11:35 AM   #3
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In the links section under saltwater and reef there is a link for the hitchhikers guide. Click on that link and see if you can find a photo of what you saw.

With out a photo on this end its hard to say. But kevin is on the correct path.
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Old 11-20-2002, 12:23 AM   #4
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sound like pods to me. mandarin gobies love them. however they will not harm anything in your tank.
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Pods

Try looking in your tank a couple of hours after the lights go out with a red filtered flashlight. Lots of critters will dive for cover from white light, but will ignore the red. I keep finding stuff in my tank with that method.
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Old 11-20-2002, 01:38 AM   #6
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ill have to get me one and try that thanks
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