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12-05-2013 03:35 PM
sliderdkp What tiny black dots, some a bit elongated. The are on the top of my banana plant leaves at the top of my tank. They move and seem to feed on plant debris?
10-28-2013 08:52 PM
lochaber
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Originally Posted by Mirzath View Post
That is a flatworm, I think.
I just image googled "snail leech" and ran across quite a few pics that looks like that one up above.

Also, the pic above looks like there is segmentation, which is a pretty big characteristic of annelids compared to other worms.

It is rather odd looking, with whatever internal systems giving it that strange marking pattern thingy.
10-28-2013 03:26 AM
Mirzath That is a flatworm, I think.
10-28-2013 03:21 AM
trueblu8 Holy crap. Those are freaky looking.
10-28-2013 02:50 AM
p.lewis I found this ugly guy a little bit ago and I've gleaned from this thread that it is a snail leech and it probably won't bother fish (likely deadly to snails).

I can second this observation found over on this thread on another site:
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When taking them out of the tank they feel pretty hard. If you don't get a good grip on them right away they curl up.
This one dies today, but I'm not sure if I have to go hunting for any more that might be in my tank. Are they harmless?



09-28-2013 05:36 PM
TheGiantDwarfShrimp looks like a small pond snail
09-28-2013 07:38 AM
bobpants It's a snail...
09-16-2013 01:44 AM
bobpants Does anybody know what this guy is? They move around very slowly on my plants/rocks.
03-23-2013 03:01 AM
trueblu8 The dragonfly nymph eats a brine shrimp. A guppy fry watches.
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03-23-2013 02:52 AM
trueblu8 Interesting. Thank you.

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/scud.htm
03-23-2013 02:43 AM
genomer
Re: What's that bug? How to recognize them

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Originally Posted by trueblu8 View Post
Anybody have any idea what this is? I found it underneath a piece of mini pellia.
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That's an amphipod...commonly referred to as "scuds."
03-23-2013 02:33 AM
trueblu8 Anybody have any idea what this is? I found it underneath a piece of mini pellia.
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03-23-2013 01:45 AM
trueblu8 Copepods are cool.
03-22-2013 03:29 PM
whyviet This thread is super disgusting. It makes my worm and copepod infestation bearable.
02-20-2013 03:36 PM
Wasserpest
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Originally Posted by Aquarist_Fist View Post
Can someone identify the critters in this picture? Note that there seem to be two species - the brown guys and the grey ones in the lower right part of the image.

They are very slow moving. Some kind of aphids? I have them on my floaters.
Yes, these are aphids. Very variable in color, size, winged or not, etc. Good fish food, not good for plants.

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*cough*
Better now? Sorry for the delay.

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I've been finding these small bugs in the buttom of my bucket after hoovering the gravel on my tropical fish tank, their really small so I've never been able to identify them before and found this thread a while back and just presumed they where copepods or daphnia, seed shrimp etc.... and didn't really worry but have just got a small microscope and managed to get a photo, it doesn't really look like anything I've seen in this post to me, I would appreciate any advice on what they are and how I get rid of them if I can...?
Yes, they are seed shrimp/Ostracods. Really harmless.

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Can this be made into a sticky?
I like referencing this occasionally.
This is part of the collective sticky in the Shrimp/Other forum: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184517 Rather than having 12 stickies clogging up the forum, we collected them all into one super-sticky.
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