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What are these bugs?

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Bought some plants from the LFS today and found some of these creatures in the water. Most of them look like some kind of tiny shrimp. There's also this slow moving flatworm like thing in the video. I put the plants in a separate bucket for now. Think it'd be safe to add them to my tank?


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They look a bit like freshwater copepods.

I have MTS
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They look a bit like freshwater copepods.

Cool!



Do you guys think that the flatworm thing could be a planaria? I've never actually had to deal with them before.


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Actually, those are amphipods, not copepods. Copepods are tiny, < 1 mm.

Yes, that is a planarian.
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