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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Help ID these small creatures please

I don't mind having these guys in my tank but I'm wondering if any of these will be a threat to shrimps and snails.

Creature #1: Largest one, about 3mm

Creature #2: Looks like a dot and moves fast

Creature #3: I thought it was the same thing as #2 but lacks the tail (?) in closer inspection

Creature #4: Looks similar to #1 but much smaller

Creature #5

#1 and #4 looks like detritus worms but just in case they are planaria, some advice from people with first hand experience will be great. I personally don't see the triangular head though.

Thanks a lot.
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#1 Rhabdocoela flatworm
#2 Copepod/cyclop
#3 Possibly copepod/cyclop?
#4 Smaller rhabdocoela flatworms?
#5 Copepod/cyclop
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Perfect thanks. I'll let my shrimps coexist with these guys.
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I'd nuke the tank xD

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