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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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What in the world is this?






I was watching my tank earlier and I saw this thing moving around the tank. I dont know what it is and maybe someone can help me. The pod seems to have a slit on the side and little finger type things are coming out and making it move. I think I might of killed it trying to get some photos of it. It is very tiny, about the size of a leaf of HC. ANy thoughts?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 11:46 AM
 
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Only an idea, but could it be some kind of mollusc? a baby freshwater clam or something similar, looks vaguely like it could be the right shape for one although i have never seen one that small, also from your description of how it moved, sounded a bit like a mollusc

but hey im just guessing, i'll leave it to the experts for a more definitive answer
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I found out it was an ostracod. Wierd little thing. Just google one and show it to your girlfriend. Should creep them out. I cannot find anymore but the one I did I was able to kill with an OD on H2O2.


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