Funny small animals on my rocks

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  1. Dean76

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    I have see about 10 to 15 small little things running on my live rock (about and ant size). Is this normal? They run/move along fast and can’t get a pic. Should I worry about them or is it just part of the cycle?
     
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    It's propably copepods but a pic would help.
     
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    This is the best pic I could get. Do I need to worry about this little animal running on my rocks?

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    copopods.... great inhabitants!
     
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    Congratulation you have your first Copopods, good sign, they are very good fish food and helps with the filtering processes
     
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    That’s cool…….Thanks for letting me know.
     
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    Is this a bad thing? Do I need to get them out of the tank? If so what is the best way to get them out?
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    not bad... they're still a good thing!!!!
     
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    Leave them, they are good for the tank. There are different types of pods - copepods, amphipods, etc.
    They eat left overs and detritus. Fish also love them :)
    Google it and have a look ;)
     
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