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Question Is it snails, shrimp, pests or something else?

Hi all,

I recently got some new shrimp and some new plants (from tropica.com).
And I just noticed that there are some sort of bugs in my tank. They hang around some sponge filters and some swim around (check attached video)

The tropica.com plants claim they are 100% clean (no algae, no pests, no snails), so I'm wondering what these creatures may be.

Hope some of you have seen them before and know what they are. Any advice how to deal would them if they are some sort of pest would be much appreciated.


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Looks like copepods or maybe seed shrimp. They are actually good to have in the tank. They are scavengers and make good fish food too. Keeping the substrate cleaned and avoid over feeding will keep their numbers in check.


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Looks like copepods or maybe seed shrimp. They are actually good to have in the tank. They are scavengers and make good fish food too. Keeping the substrate cleaned and avoid over feeding will keep their numbers in check.

Thanks Nubster, I did more research and after observing some more, you nailed it.

Thanks again, Iím relieved these are not a pest or any danger to my shrimp.

Also read that having them and them kinda thriving is a good sign the aquarium is a good environment and has good water quality.
So, thatís good.


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