Suspect Sea Lice

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  1. Timone

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    Suspect that I have sea lice in my tank. would not be able to tell you where they came from. They are almost white and oval in shape with a lot of legs and 2 forward facing eyes. Can't take a photo as they are 2 small.Worried that they will attach my nennie or the other corals. What eats these things before they eat my stock.
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    are you sure? Maybe google it and find a pic that looks like it? A sixline wrasse would eat them
     
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  5. shrimpman

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    sea lice

    hi, Do they crawl on there sides,and climb over the rocks.shrimpman.
     
  6. Timone

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    How do i add a pic to this post.
     
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  8. predator

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    do they look like this

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    or like this

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    more link pic 1
     
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    here is a pic
     
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    Rock louse
     
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    So are they good or bad
     
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    i dont think they are bad, but i am talking under correction here, lets see what others say
     
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    Rock Louse = timid creature..feeds mostly off seaweeds etc. But they are not keen on being submerged in the water ...so ID might be off

    Sea Lice = bad , they are nasty blood suckers
     
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    but they look nearly the same but i dont know anything about them .
     
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    isnt this it
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    Honestly from your pic it looks like a sea louse.

    Most are parasitic , on fish...not corals etc. Seen anything on your fish ?
     
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    o ok
     
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    Then I seriously doubt it....Isopods cover roughly 4500 species...difficult.

    Let me scratch around in the library a bit more
     
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