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Old 05-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hi I'm New Here..Question on Millipedes

Today I found two millipedes in my garden and threw them in my established #20 goldfish tank. I thought they would make a really awesome fresh treat. After about 5 minutes I had a change of heart took them out. I did a little research later and saw that perhaps they could be toxic. Luckily my 3 goldies didnt eat anything, but i did notice a clear fluid coming out of one of the pedes while floating in the tank. I'm terrified I poisoned the water or worse, my beloved goldies. Anyone know anything about them? thanks:[
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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No clue but I would do a water change asap. Probably around 50%
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Millipedes can secrete a toxin as a defense mechanism. That is why nothing really eats them. It can irritate human skin. Do a large water change and things should be fine. It isn't deadly per say. Just causes irritation. It pays to be really careful what you put take things from the wild.
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