ID things swimming around

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  1. mytank

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    Hi all,

    I did a water change (20%) all is happy last night doing my routien nighly checks with my "red light torch" and all of a sudden I noticed thousands of tiny little things (can't even make out what they are) following the light. As I moved the light around these "Little things" were there in a second.

    Not sure what they are but they def alive and swimming.

    Brine Shrimp? I didn't add any to the tank....

    I couldn't get a pic, don't have a proper cam and don't think it would take a proper pic either with the red light ....
     
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    probably Copepods and amphipods
     
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    Hmm one would of thought yes, however seeing what they look like before they don't look the same:

    1. They TINY like the size of Reef Pearls or a grain of salt
    2. They don't look like Copepods or amphipods from what I can make out
    3. The were "Swimming" around in masses at all levels of the water. Cops and Amps kinda squirt around like fleas :)
     
  5. Tremayn

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    you sometimes get little shrimps that breed in your tank if you are lucky. @Suhayl has
     
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  6. Achilles

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    could be mysis shrimps or the larvae of bristle worms take pics if you want a better answer ;)
     
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    Sounds interesting! Please try and get a pic! :)
     
  8. mytank

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    I will it's tough with a dumb cell phone :)
     
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