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Old 05-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Identify this little shrimp like critter


Have seen several , the live in my shrimp tank. The move very much like shrimp, with the back swmming legs kicking, but curl up tight when not moving. Best pick I could manage:




Problem? Harmless nuisance?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Looks like a scud to me!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Good call!

http://islandwood.org/kids/stream_he...acros/scud.htm
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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I'll second the scud description. Get them out of there quick. They can breed like crazy when there's nothing in the tank that eats them.
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Been crushing them with my long tweezers whenever I can catch them, mostly see them half buried in the substrate.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #6
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hey everyone talks about how they cant get rid of their scuds - why not send some to me, lol. id love to keep some in my 20 long. their babies seem like good CPD food. and adults are betta food.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:05 AM   #7
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ya i agree kill it or remove it
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