URGENT!! Please ID this thing

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  1. sweetnsour

    sweetnsour

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    Hi guys

    please can someone help me identify this bug that we found in my brothers tank, it was sucking on his blennie.

    it rather big aprox 6mm in size

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    i can only assume that it bad as it was sucking his chops and any ideas on how to get rid of em, we only found the one and hope it was the last.
     
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  3. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no idea. tagging
     
  4. Anemone

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    It looks like an Isopod. See here: Isopoda
     
  5. FransSny

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    Eish..they just look like trouble. Thanks for the info Anemone :thumbup:
     
  6. Anemone

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    You're welcome FransSny.

    Here are some more pics/info: Isopodcontr
     
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  7. sweetnsour

    sweetnsour Thread Starter

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    Anemone thanks for the info really appreciate it. yip as Frans said looks like trouble will check tonight to make sure their aint any more.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Awesome Anemone! Jip - that is a bad hitchhiker allright. ISOPOD.... you get good isopods (the tiny tiny one's that appear on your tank's glass), and then the bigger isopods - these are usually the fish-killers..... they are parasites that live on fish.... :)
     
  9. sihaya

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    Ugh... evil vampire bugs!
     
  10. crispin

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    finally:) a weird ugly looking hitchicker that you dont like, you normally love all the strange critters found in tanks :). Must be hecticly bad if sihaya gives it a thumbs down!
     
  11. sihaya

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    Oh, yes... true. There are very few critters I don't like. But I loathe blood-sucking isopods. And I have nightmares about these things...

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    When I think of what Satan might look like... this is pretty close.

    However!! The "vegetarian" isopods are pretty cute and helpful (and I love them). But the vampire ones... no thanks!
     
  12. crispin

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    ok i conceed, that IS a nasty looking thing! u win :)

    ps nice to see u online again, hows the photography going? Well, oh great, share some of your pics will ya :)
     
  13. sihaya

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    Yeah, sorry to be MIA for the past few weeks... I actually got a real job, my dream job. I really love it. But, consequently, not as much time for pet fish. Though... on the other hand, I'll have more money now... so I'm already planning (in my head) the system I'm going to set up. :)
     
  14. crispin

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    wow:) congrats, thats stunning! you sound all "grown up ish!":) what is the job?

    i have been unemployed for the past year and its hitting my tank hard, so i went for a dream job application about three hours ago. I WILL turn the world into an organic play ground! :)
     
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    Thanks. Yes, I'm really lucky! It seems like everyone around me is unemployed or losing a job. It's kinda scary. And, yeah, I do feel so grown up! Shoot... I make enough to even complain about taxes now! lol

    Oh, my apologies to the OP for the very off-topic chatting.
     
  16. crispin

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    so what is the job! ????

    and yes we better not chat in here viper might be lurking and he gets very grumpy with off topic chatter :) ok ok perhaps its nice to wind him up a little :)
     
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    You're on my list Crispin.
     
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    lol, I was doing a search on these things and came up with this...

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  19. crispin

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    see ispods arent so ugly after all :)

    well found dodge
     
  20. Boendoe

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    I want one of those in my tank :thumbup:
     
  21. Slummies

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    im an isopod
     
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