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Old 11-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Please help me to identify this little guy I found in my tank this morning!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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I need help identifying a foreign organism in my tank.

Bout a week ago I set up a freshwater 10 gallon tank. Yesterday I got a few ghost shrimp and this morning I noticed an extra little guy gliding around in there.
It is a round disc like organism approximately an 8th of an inch in diameter and length. It has a yellow body with clearish white "wings" on either side which just look like an extension of the body and a bunch of clear flagella near it's head and 2 oblong dark spots on either side of it's rear. It is quite cute. I don't know if it is larvae or a parasite or what but I need to know in case he is something that could potentially harm my tank.

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It's that blurry yellow spot in front of the ghost shrimp, unfortunately I couldn't get a clear shot of it.

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Here it is gliding around in the water. It spends most of its time stuck to the glass or rocks in the corner though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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I think it could be a lil baby ghost shrimp but every picture I see is a tiny shrimp not spherical.
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The more I look at it the more I think it looks like a baby shrimp though in early stage of development.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Is it okay for ghost shrimp to be in a tank with goldfish?
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Is it okay for ghost shrimp to be in a tank with goldfish?
If you want goldfish snacks
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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Lolololol gold fish snacks
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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If you want goldfish snacks
Lol that's what I figured.
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