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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-20-2006, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Copepod infestation! Help me zap these bugs!

Like the title says, it's copepods..or cyclops, they're too small to see.
I know they're not dangerous or anything, but I'd rather see them gone..they mess up the visual.
So, does anyone have any suggestions?
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You must have very good eye sights to be bothered by them...

With my eyes, things on the glass won't get registered, unless they're as big as otos or so
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You're fish will eat them. I had them in my cherry only tank. I put an albino cory in and they were gone in a week.
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That's just it, the fishload is extremely low (tank is new)
I have 5 grown discus from my old tank, a clown loach that just spends all day in one spot hidden away, 3 black tetras and 4 ottos..

What fish should I get?

And AquaGhost, believe me, even a blind man can see this kind of infestation, I'm talking swarms.
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One small cory cat cleared up a 12 gallon in a week. I'm sure there are other fish that will work but I'm not sure. I just know the cory cat worked.
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Well, first of all, you should get a couple of buddies for your clown loach. If you want him to come out and play and be happy he needs a couple of clown loach friends. As for your copepod infestation, I would say, the smaller the fish, the better, but with the adult discus in there, the small fish might become lunch themselves!
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