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Old 04-08-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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What is this bug???

I was looking at my tank today watching all the pods move about on the glass and I noticed this little "bug" Any ideas on what it is? An is it harmful?
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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It's an isopod of some kind, the exact species I couldn't tell you though.

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Old 04-10-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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So is this an "isopod" that I want in my tank?
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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I honestly coudn't tell you, I don't know what the exact species it is. By and large, most isopods are actually detritus feeders and not parasitic. You can either play wait and see or remove it. A google image search might yield some possitive results. Looks like it might be a Munnid species?

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-05/rs/index.htm

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I think I'll have to play the waiting game. There are way too many of them to try and get them all out. I guess I will see what happens. I guess they just popped up since there are no fish in the tank at this point in time.
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More than likely these are a good thing. Not to worry..

Looks like Steve hit pretty close on the Identity of the ones you have. In the future you will see many different types of them.
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