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  1. CheriS

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    Been seeing more and more of these bugs in my tank. Not like copepods, bodies more straight than curled up. 1mm and less in size. Should I worry? First photo, 2 bugs in middle, second photo, one bug on top right of rock.

    Also, last photo, are these sponge like creatures filter feeders? Also popping up everywhere.

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    Amphipods, they're good.

    Last is a sponge, they're fine too.
     
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    Thank you Adrian. Is it normal for them to be that many? Hundreds and hundreds everywhere.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Bottom one is commonly known as a pineapple sponge, can't recall the proper name of it right now.
     
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    If you don't have any predators, then yes. Put a wrasse or dottyback in there and they'll disappear fast.
     
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    That's definately a pinapple sponge,totally harmless to ur fish and reef but they filter out silicates which isn't a good thing in ur system...so by them apearing its a sign u have silicates in ur water,wat worked for me was Rhowaphos as its a phosphate and silicate remover .... The other bugs is a good sign that your reef is maturing
     
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