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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Bugs? Pests? Help

Im having lots of bugs swimming around my tank... How do you control them?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 08:53 AM
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The first step is to identify these bugs. Are they actual insects, or worms in the water? Or perhaps they are copepods?


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:31 AM
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maybe baby snails? or nematodes?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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Unfortunately lots of us learn to live with copapods in the shrimp tanks. In fish tanks they get eaten so you hardly ever see them.

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Ya don't flip out. Bugs are usually a good sign that your tank is on the right path to being a "natual" environment. Or your overfeeding and not cleaning up the leftovers
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Be sure to check out the sticky at the top of the forum. There is a thread to help identify fauna in the aquarium and tell you if it's harmful or not.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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I think they are seed shrimps and tubiflex...
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