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Old 03-29-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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What is this?

Need some input on what you think this might be....
Found this in my 10 gal planted aquarium which is home to ghost shrimp, endlers, bladder snails.

I recently purchased java moss from my trusted fish store so maybe it came in that???

It has quite a few legs and thick antennas on its head.

I am confident this is not a baby shrimp.

Any help identifying it would be great! Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2017, 12:06 AM   #2
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No idea what it's called, but have seen similar in our outdoor ponds. I had thought it to be a larval stage of some insect, but if you found it in your aquarium . . .Who knows. Hopefully someone can identify it. You could take it in to your LFS also. They could possibly ID it.
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It is an amphipod; genus Gammarus. Small shrimp like crustaceans found in both salt and fresh water.
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Throw back in for endlers
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:38 PM   #5
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It is an amphipod; genus Gammarus. Small shrimp like crustaceans found in both salt and fresh water.


Thank you. I ended up feeding it to my pea puffer
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