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Old 04-11-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Copod of sorts?

Found this in my cannister filter during routine maintenance...good guy or bad guy? If bad, how can I exterminate/prevent others?

Brownish in color, length about half the size of a pinky nail, "tail" curled into it's body...sorry I couldn't get a clearer picture.



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Old 04-11-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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Looks like pods , or a mysis shrimp either way not harmful , free food for fish , and free ditrus eater .
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Looks like an amphipod to me....no worries they are a sign of a healthy and growing system!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphipod
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Agree w/ Ziggy. It's an amphipod. Very good cleaners/detrivores, a possible food source for fish/coral, and a sign of good overall tank health
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I agree, a great indication of a healthy tank!
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I tend to find them in any sponge I have in my tank, the micro buble difuser sponge for my protein skimmer and my overflow's sponge, all of the places where they can take refuge from others.
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They will find their way into just about anyplace that water flows....Great little critter to have in the tank though and a sign of a healthy system!
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