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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2020, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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Question Unidentified critter... dangerous?

Hi all, I just noticed these tiny aphid looking critters in my tank. Would someone help me identify them and tell me if I should be concerned about them?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2020, 11:18 AM
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Looks like a amphipod of some type to me. My guess is there are no fish in this tank yet? If you add some those little guys will mysteriously disappear in short order ;P
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Yep, amphipods.
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Thanks for the information!

I have a school of cardinal tetra and otos along with a bunch of amanos in the tank. Maybe the amphipods have always been there and I just didn't notice?

Any suggestions as to livestock that could make quick consistent work to eat up the amphipods?
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