Small living white things

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  1. Eben

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know what this is. Its very small white living things moving around at the back wall of my tank.

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  3. roelof

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    i had these to , was told it is the first stage of little crustasions, (glass shrimps), kept a eye on it and sure thing a few weeks later , shrimps
     
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    mmmmm Amphipods and copepods ...... Glass shrimps .... Very lucky if they are but watch out if they are .... they can deplete your pod population
     
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    sorry not glass shrimp , (always mix them up hehe)amphipods and so , (almost looks like krill) eitherway my manderin loves them,
     
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    I,m not sure i understand, is this good or bad?
     
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    Eben

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    Sorry if i ask dumb questions, i only started marine tanks and alot of this is new to me
     
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    Its good go google or search forum for copepod and aphipod
     
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    i ask questions like this to hehe , as i understand it is good they clean up , saw a documentary once , and if i am right they are also calles sea flees, the clean up if somthing dies or sheds
     
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    No worries bud ... Yeah Mandarins lllloooovvvveeee to slurp them in .....

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    Theres no dumb questions bud .... The only stupid questions are those you didn't ask and you find out you should have coz it affects the livestock negatively ... so don't fright ... ask away

    Excellent advice for cross referencing ..... Google is your friend and @belindamotion 's BEST friend:lol:
     
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    Yes and some fish eat them. Certain people run refugiums just to grow these (like me) cause that is only food that mandarin fish will eat.
     
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    true well i hope mine is eating had him for a week and a half now and he looks happy so i think he is eating
     
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    You got a mandarin? They are better suited for very established tanks and most in captivity slowly starve to death
     
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    I dont have a mandarin. At the moment i only have 2 clowns, a cleaner shrimp and a turbo snail.
     
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    Lol got confused who was speaking there damn tapatalk soz.
     
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    yip that was one of my mistakes , only found out afrter i got the little one, and the fack that i got it bloem and live in klerksdorp doesn't help so i hope for the best,
     
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    Just another interesting thing that i found on google. They say that these are only found in well established tanks. My tank is only 5 weeks young. :)
     
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    Not a hard and fast rule but usually by 6 weeks tanks are pretty much been through the cycling process of establishing their own eco system .... so not unusual to have pods scurrying around
     
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