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post #316 of 372 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 02:26 AM
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Copepods. Did you not ID them on the first post, because this is what this thread is for lol.
Nope, I didn't. The pic links are broken, no pics load...and my critters don't leap, they skitter.
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post #317 of 372 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 04:14 AM
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ok i found a critter in my nano that doesnt resemble anything in the first post. i originally thought it was a daphnia but it has hind legs.

Its about the size of one of the eco complete granules and climbs and moves over the substrate as a gorilla would move.

Its white in color and seems to be the only one in the tank so far as I know. The plant is heavily planted with a driftwood and 5 adult and 3 juvie cherry shrimps and oto. there are a dozen mts as well.

hope someone can help ID it.

i thought of trying to capture it but it crawls very quickly. It only travels on the gravel and does not appear to swim or go against the glass. Kinda resembles a flea but google searches came up empty.
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ok i found a critter in my nano that doesnt resemble anything in the first post. i originally thought it was a daphnia but it has hind legs.

Its about the size of one of the eco complete granules and climbs and moves over the substrate as a gorilla would move.

Its white in color and seems to be the only one in the tank so far as I know. The plant is heavily planted with a driftwood and 5 adult and 3 juvie cherry shrimps and oto. there are a dozen mts as well.

hope someone can help ID it.

i thought of trying to capture it but it crawls very quickly. It only travels on the gravel and does not appear to swim or go against the glass. Kinda resembles a flea but google searches came up empty.
Does it look like this:
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If so then it's a scud. Harmless but young scuds will eat moss

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Does it look like this:
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If so then it's a scud. Harmless but young scuds will eat moss
Does anyone know an effective way to remove this bug? I have alot in my tank. I did try neon tetras but that wasn't effective. Would CPD's work? if so which type? Also, this critter destroyed all my flame moss
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That is it.... i noticed one one more this morning... there now are two.

These critters are FAST. i have plain ole javamoss and it did take a while to get established. is there a way of trapping these guys?


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Does it look like this:
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If so then it's a scud. Harmless but young scuds will eat moss
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Does anyone know an effective way to remove this bug? I have alot in my tank. I did try neon tetras but that wasn't effective. Would CPD's work? if so which type? Also, this critter destroyed all my flame moss
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That is it.... i noticed one one more this morning... there now are two.

These critters are FAST. i have plain ole javamoss and it did take a while to get established. is there a way of trapping these guys?
Angelfish or a betta would make quick work of them. You could also try the shrimp bottle trap on youtube.

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This is kind of like a limpet but it has legs. it has an underbelly like a horseshoe crab, its just missing a tail.

I found it under a rock in my 10 gallon. Any idea what it is?
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This is kind of like a limpet but it has legs. it has an underbelly like a horseshoe crab, its just missing a tail.

I found it under a rock in my 10 gallon. Any idea what it is?
Looks like a water penny beetle larva to me. Indicators of excellent water quality.
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Indicators of excellent water quality.
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ID:	48439Can anyone tell me what these things are called, there are a couple of them swimming in my floating riccia, they are about 1/8 inch long.





anyway the photos are here if it doesnt work.

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Can anyone tell me what these things are called, there are a couple of them swimming in my floating riccia, they are about 1/8 inch long.





anyway the photos are here if it doesnt work.
Scuds, the pictures don't work though

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i found creature like dust with white colour moving slowly on glass of aquarium, is it freshwater limpets??
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i found creature like dust with white colour moving slowly on glass of aquarium, is it freshwater limpets??
Check first page, they have a picture of a limpet there.

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problems solve!some of them are limpet and the other are small snail
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problems solve!some of them are limpet and the other are small snail
I discovered by (pleasant) accident that assassin snails eradicate freshwater limpets. I had limpets in my 5g shrimp tank for a few years. Nothing I did ever got rid of them. That is until I added some assassin snails. I added them to eat some MTS snails in the tank, but then noticed the limpets disappeared. I've never seen limpets ever since. So it seems it had to be the assassin snails finally did the trick!

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