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Old 03-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Is this an ISOPOD?

I found it attached to the glass this morning. It's so tiny that I had a hard time getting my camera to focus so I only have one photo.

Nothing new has been added to my tank since we set it up two weeks ago except for the 10% PWC that I've done twice now. So I'm assuming that means they are living or hatching out of what is there now. How do I get rid of them since they're so tiny. The only way I noticed it today was that it was attached to the glass right in front of me and the filter's water flow was making it flap back and forth.

If it's not an isopod, is it a happy, happy, joy, joy thing or do I still get rid of it.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Looks like a teeny snail.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:54 AM   #3
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Wow What do I do? Just leave it alone?
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I'd leave it alone. Just seen one?
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Yes, just one. It's so small that if it wasn't attached where it is, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have seen it. So there may be more. I looked up baby snails and since my tank is only two weeks old, it's possible that it/they came with the live rock.
It's moved but very, very slow. I'll keep a look out for more. Hopefully they stay up high so the crabs won't get them
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I believe it's a cerith snail and it's a good cleaner.you will more than likely find more.
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I don't know what it is. But I DO know that it is NOT an isopod.
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That's totally groovy Thanks for the info. I tried to get a better picture but it's way too tiny. My camera keeps beeping and blinking at me. Looks like I'm going to be buying a macro lens next...shhh...don't tell my husband
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Looks like a snail to me also. And to quote kurt it`s definitely not a isopod.
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