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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Question ID: Creepy Amoeba things

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Filtered planted 2 gal jar,
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6500K light above it.
Holds PFR cherry shrimp and a bunch of snails

These creepers don't bother anything, just hanging out on everything that doesn't move. They reproduce by budding, and as far as I can tell, are living off of microorganisms in the water. I'm already planning a Potassium Permaganate dip to pretty much everything in the jar when I shut it down, but I'm really curious as to what these buggers are.

Should I be horribly worried, or are they just creepy?




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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 12:09 AM
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Hydra, they can sting like jellyfish, also may kill baby shrimp/fry.

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Dang, I am missing a few little fry that were accidentally spawned in the tank. Can they sting me? I've squished a few with no injuries, luckily ^^

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I'm not sure if they do sting humans or not, or skin may be too thick. As far as getting rid of them I think dog dewormer works...here's a link that may help a bit. Fenbendazole

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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From freshaquarium.about.com:
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Among the chemical options are Copper Sulfate and Potassium Permanganate, which can be purchased at your local fish shop.
Go PP, Go!

Thanks for the info :]

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Permaganate will kill all the shrimp. Let them be or scrape off the glass. They aren't a big deal.
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I have them too. They cant sting you.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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Pretty harmless, really, and very cool.

Warn all cyclops, though.

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