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Old 07-04-2021, 08:28 AM   #1
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Help identify this in my water - Copepod?

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I currently use ro water and keep it in a water container till Iím ready to use it.



Today I find this bug in the water. Iím new to fish keeping and could do with a bit off help on what it is ? Is it dangerous? How to treat it if I need too.

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I canít make it out and not much experience with these but hoping you find out.
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It is possibly a Hydra. Watch for little tentacles at the ends.
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Thanks for the replyís
Iv had a look and it dose look like Hydra.
Iv had a little read and it says that are bad for some fish.
Will my peacock cichlids eat them and be ok ?
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It seems that many fish varieties will eat them. Doesn't seem to bother them, as I suspect they curl up tentacles / suck in to itself, and then are eaten.
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Definitely does not look like a copepod to me... and I have plenty along with cyclops in my 'pond jar'
I agree with above, looks like Hydra.
Be careful!!
Hydra can cause damage..
I have no knowledge of cichlids though, they may be able to eat them..
I truly have no idea!
Sorry not much help!!
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