Goggo's running around on My Live Rock

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  1. Shanie

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    Hi guys,
    My tank has been cycling for 5 days with live rock and aragonite only.
    Last night with lights off found lots of minute little goggo's running around on the live rock. Tried to take pics, but they too small. About a 1 millimetres long, almost transparent , with little legs on the side. They look like small miggies or worms.
    Does anyone have an idea what they could Be????
    Cheers
    Shane
     
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  3. Alfie

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    They sound like Copepods. Check out this PodIDFAQs
     
  4. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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    Could also be amphipods... either way they are good guys and are encouraged!
     
  5. sunburst

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    Partly why we call it liverock
     
  6. goodisor

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    i also had them running around my LR,was told they're a good thing
     
  7. seank

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    Cycling of your tank is inevetable (spelling). Please do not stock too soon as you'll loose livestock (Corals). Something I am not good at is Patience, as a lot of friends/members know, but unfortunately/fortunately I have learned that one thaing you cannot chase, is the Cycle Process. Please try and be Patient before stocking with Corals. You will see that it is definately worth the wait... (Coming from me is a huge step towards the Right direction)

    Good to have Goggas, but unfortunately it does not mean that your tank has already Cycled
     
  8. sunburst

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    They are good. They too need to eat; and in a fresh tank still cycling; this may be difficult.
     
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    Yip Gogga's are what you want :)

    The kind you described anyway :D
     
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