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on a daily basis, i see tiny, clear, 2-4 mm shrimp. i only have one cleaner shrimp in the tank. do they not need 2 to reproduce? or are they coming from some where else that i dont know about? they make it around the tank a few times stuck in the water colum untill the power heads eat them...
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They are Amphipods or Copepods.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:45 PM   #3
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any way to get rid of them? or should i not be concerned with them? where do they come from?
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any way to get rid of them? or should i not be concerned with them? where do they come from?
Pods are awesome, don't worry about them!
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If they look like baby shrimp then I'd bet they are mysid shrimp.
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any way to get rid of them? or should i not be concerned with them? where do they come from?

Grab a turkey baster, suck them up and mail them to me! Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:11 AM   #7
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Darn, you beat me to that one! lol

Pods are herbivore/detritivores. Excellent part of your CuC, and a sign of a healthy tank.
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haha well thats good that my tank is healthly. i just thought that it would be bad for them cus they get eaten alive, cant hold on to the rocks so the get whirled around the tank non-stop, and / or get puree'd (spelling?) by my power heads. there is a lot of them, ill see about a dozen a week get eaten/killed, and they keep coming..?
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haha well thats good that my tank is healthly. i just thought that it would be bad for them cus they get eaten alive, cant hold on to the rocks so the get whirled around the tank non-stop, and / or get puree'd (spelling?) by my power heads. there is a lot of them, ill see about a dozen a week get eaten/killed, and they keep coming..?
Then you have hundreds- if not thousands staying under/behind the rocks where you can't see them.
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What kind of flow you got going on in there?
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