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Old 04-15-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
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Wierd Stuff Swimming At Night

Can anyone tell what those are swimming in my tank. Got up to grab a glass of water and shined the light from my phone in the tank and saw ALOT of these things swimming and darting around. I know they are not copepods. I just added 55 pounds of Real Reef Rock and this is what came from it...


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Old 04-15-2014, 08:00 AM   #2
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Copepods. What makes you think they aren't?
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:52 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry about it. It's actually good for your tank
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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Could they be baby fish? What do you have in your tank?
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:29 AM   #5
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You have Pods!
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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Man, I'd kill to have a pod population like that.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
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Copepods. What makes you think they aren't?

Didn't know pods had tails and could swim like that all eratic. They look like little shrimp.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:02 PM   #8
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Shrimps !!!
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:08 PM   #9
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Whatever they are... Way cool!!! It's like a self sustaining buffett...
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:42 PM   #10
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Look like plankton or mini shrimps. I think it's beneficial for cleaning the tank.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #11
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I have them too! I wish they were Fire Shrimp larva from my pair!
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Mysis shrimp maybe. Hard to make out.

Here is a copepod-
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:13 PM   #13
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I agree it's difficult to really see. Quite fast in the tank and very camera unfriendly. I'd try to catch one in a fine silk net. Possibly your best chance for a good ID.
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Looks like mysis.
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No idea how they got in my tank unless they came from the real reef rock. Thanks everyone...
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Keep your eye out for tiny starfish, feather dusters and worms. I once bought a sponge attached to a rock and found a Serpent Starfish and a Red Banded Snapping Shrimp cohabitating inside. Took me a month to get a good look at the shrimp to ID it. Good luck hunting!
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