zoa eating nudibranch

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  1. cbs3315

    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    how do i get rid of these things? i believe they are zoa eating nudibranch but not 100% sure. when i saw them it was a surprise. they are almost microscopic bug looking things and very fast. they are clearish white color and remind me of a mite or something. can anyone help thanks?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Prehaps they are flatworms?

    Zoanthid eating nudis are the color of the zoanthid they eat.

    Go the the very bottom of this page and see if your looking at FW, instead

    Worm Hitch Hikers

    Also copepods sounds more likely.
     
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    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    it may be, not real sure because they are so hard to see.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nudibranchs looks like slugs and are not clear. There are many different typed of FW and many are harmless, but they can reproduce quickly and get out of control.

    Copepods and amphipods resemble insects, and move quickly. Good part of a healthy system.
     
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    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    these do resemble insects and are very fast. i only seen them around my candy cane so thats why i thought they were nudibranch. so these amphipods or copepods are good to have?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, you can usually see a ton of them after the lights have been off for while at night. Especially if you use a flashlight, they will scurry off quickly. Many fish eat them and you never even see them eating them. When others talk about having enough pods for a mandarin to survive that is what they are referring to.
     
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    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    cool thanks alot. you always seem to help me a lot.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem. I am just a sw nerd that way. And sometimes I take for granted an individuals experience level so please excuse me if I am repeating items you already know.::)