Odd Pod

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  1. viper357

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    First time I've seen this, a really bright green pod on my glass, has anybody else got these? Pretty cool to see the eggs as well.

    As you can see, he really stands out from the crowd :p
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    Here he/she is close up with what appears to be a batch of eggs
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    Here is a normal coloured one with a batch of eggs
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    Anybody know why one of my pods is such a bright green?
     
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  3. SIMS

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    wow - what cemera and lense is that shot with - quite awesome :)
     
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    Nice pics boss! Interesting find though!
     
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    the rise of KRYPTOPOD
     
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    Maybe it just ate some of your algae :whistling:
     
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    Looks like your pod has green fever
     
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    Hulk pod?
     
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    mutant pod?
     
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    Dean watch out he might take out all your other pods. You going to need superpod if he starts to.:whistling:
     
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    NO NO NO !

    Superpod would be useless against KRYPTOPOD :nono::nono:
     
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    Stink bug on the outside of your tank glass?
    :skeptical:
     
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    Why do you always have greenn in your tank, and normally on your glass??? How did you get the critters to also become green now??? Is it because green is the only stuff in your tank readily available to eat?? :p




    Btw, nice shots, would also like to know what it is. Best part is that it carries eggs around--- very interesting.

    Tried to Google it, but only your pic comes up if I type "Green Critter" :lol:
     
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    Thats right, my bad.:blush:

    Dean you going to need Superpod hyped up on some red kryptonite.
     
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    No idea about the pod, but those are some nice macro shots man:thumbup:
     
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    im sure thats from eating algae, ive read something about if before ill try find the link but not sure where it was.

    @sihaya you might know the answer, or atleast like the bug :)
     
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    Reminds me of brine enriched with phytoplanton.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: thanks for the comments guys and gals :p

    But seriously now, has nobody else experienced this? My first thought was that it is from eating algae, but then surely all of the pods would be that colour then, wouldn't they? I did have a really good look in the tank and there are 1 or 2 others similar to this, not as bright but they are definitely green and slightly smaller. The thing is though, apart from the really tiny bits of green algae on the glass that you can see in the pics, the only other algae in the tank is brown, no hair algae or bryopsis or anything. Do pods eat algae though? I'm really curious about this now.
     
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    Sorry cant resist,what lights do you have your pods under?:)
     
  21. Obi-Wan

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    WHAT'S the colour of MONEY!!??

    :eek: It's green and it's in Dean's tank.Why am I not surprised?
    HNY everyone!

    YEAH sure. most of us have....experienced this!
    If you focus long enough on microfauna in your aquarium..MANY things can be revealed.
    In a tank with few or ZERO Piscine opportunistic predators...read that as few fish!
    "PODS will have a field day!

    Given that you don't see MUCH green except almost crustose green microalgae patches on a few patches...points out something not often REALISED!.

    The GRAZING POTENTIAL of a pod population!
    This ebb-flow cycle of algae=pod-algae, WILL be noticed in various guises during tanks lifespans under our care.
    Even cyanobacteria doesnt escape ingestion!

    And Dean yes... Most amphipods are detritivores or scavengers,with some being grazers of algae, omnivores or predators ofsmaller crustaceans, larval forms of marine life, etc
    Food is grasped with the front two pairs of legs which are armed with larger claws

    I purposely am not being technical, merely descriptive enough for most to follow.

    TOBES, and Anemone got the gist and a hint of it.:)

    I myself have noted this oftimes as I routinely "neglect" a few aquariums in natural sunlight INDOORS...the only thing that maintains algae at bay( in a way!!) is microfaunal populations, and aggregates of many smaller invertebrate species.
    Notwithstanding bacterial action....

    SO a FALLOW , unattended tank, aside from top-ups, buffer, and minor introductions of food sources will provide hours of entertainment for the easily distracted..sorry Viper:p

    erm..I'm wondering about your tank....
    What IS IT...!???
    .... a frag setup, breeder, low stocked tank, provides prime real estate for these noonoos

    A few buggers, just grazed longer, harder, and in a feeding frenzy ingest more than others and colour up accordingly.

    Definitely
    1) environmental, ie light, substrate
    2) dietary..ie. THEY EAT what colours them up, and
    3) Residual pigment from 2) above.

    NOW, the brighter your tank is lit, or the shallower your tank, with moderate light, creates arguably similar conditions ...
    AND any chlorophyll, and other greenish pigments accumulate within the translucent bodies of the critters.

    Some photosynthesis is possible, some growth of phytoplanktonic matter too!
    So, the organism acts a mobile greenhouse for a while.

    DO this, catch it out, place in a tub with a few strands of chaeto..your choice of macroalgae as haven...and feed a disctinctly coloured granular food.
    Keep said tub, out of direct light..and observe how quickly(slowly?), reversion to olive, grey-green, tan, translucent the greenest critter undergoes.

    This will prove it's a surface phenomenon or really ingested material

    PLUS you wil feel good to play with yo cam in a wholesome way again!:tt2:
    AND report back..
    I suggest a marine/discus granulate that's red...or brown for good contrast to begin with..

    there...I hope it helps you abit with your peering into
    The Life and Times...of a micro-crustacean!

    OH. I am ready with some nice Ultra and Premium ZOA , AND Ricordea florida for you...whenever you're ready ME BUCKO !!!:biggrin:
     
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