Confusion

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  1. rob189

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    ok to start..my stcking list:
    2 sebae clowns(pair)
    1 niger trigger
    1 fire goby
    1 bicolour angel
    1 pygmy angel
    1 copperband
    2 lunare wrasses(no clue on sexual orienations or preferences. lol)
    2 blue mandarins(pair)
    1 yellow tang
    1 scopa tang


    ok last night after the lights went off..i do what i usually do which is i take a blue led torch and watch my corals for a while Then i noticed that my water had lots of particles floating which is extremely odd. Upon further inspection...it turned out to be babies!! of what i dont know. They were aprox 1mm long and looked and swam like shrimp. Now thats the problem...i dont have shrimp!! (ok i have like 6 miniscule ones in the sump)

    any ideas? This is the first time ive ever had anything marine related reproduce :D (apart from snails) so im pretty chuffed. Theyre all gone now...

    thanks
     
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  3. Storm

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    Copods lol?
     
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    haha def not. lol
     
  5. richardmatlock

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    I'd go with the shrimps in the sump, I assume that they are glass shrimps. Gravid females are only about 3cm long.
     
  6. Ala Jardine

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    May be shrimps. Have you ever seen your clowns spawn? You may be seeing newly hatched clownfish larvae (although they do not look like shrimps).
     
  7. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sounds like pods or plankton live forms
    does this happen every night? try it
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    may be a coincedence but my shrimps *glass shrimp locally found) are also having babies of late.. my cash is on the shrimps...
     
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    Rob189 , why would they definitely not be copepods ?
     
  10. rob189

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    they werent "copepodlike":p
    it only happened once.....i also think it was the shrimp
     
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