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Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Reefs-R-Us, 13 Feb 2011.

  1. Reefs-R-Us

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    I found this in my tank. Is it a mantis shrimp? If not what could it be?
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    how small is that?

    it s a copepod - small crustaceans that live in saltwater/freshwater. they good indicator that your tank is healthy, wealthy and wise:)
     
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    Amphipod. Harmless and provide a source of food for certain fish
     
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    half the size of a pinkie nail
     
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    dont worry about it Reefs-R-Us.. Its a good thing, free food :p
     
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    do they molt like shrimp
     
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    Agreed.

    I think they do, I often see what looks like their molted skin floating around in my refugium, it looks very transparent so I would assume it is from a molt.
     
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    thanks, im setting up a 20 gal long fuge for my 38 gal tank. I thought it was mantis shrimps beacuse shrimps molt and the size. well if there good i will stop killing them
     

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