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Saratj1 02-24-2012 09:41 AM

Overnight infestation
I'm just getting over a massive algae bloom, then I get up this morning and am amazed to see thousands of small white flea-looking critters munching on the algae in my tank. Wild! This was not like this 7hrs ago lol.

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EriksFish315 02-24-2012 11:16 AM

If this is a new tank it can be Isopods.

Alkane 02-24-2012 11:18 AM

Fish food :). Probably copepods if it's a SW tank.

Or amphipods

boardsurfer 02-25-2012 11:48 AM

Any chance you just didn't see them before? I've never had an overnight explosion of pods before, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

mfdrookie516 02-25-2012 11:49 AM

I had an overnight explosion! They were all over the glass, then after a few days, I guess they found their places in the rock.

Saratj1 02-25-2012 12:03 PM

I really watch the tank, I get out my flash light and inspect the live rock, so I'm sure they were not there 8hrs before I took the pic. I mean they could have been somewhere unseen, but they all appeared at once

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