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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I cleaning my aquarium (freshwater) and dumped the water from my red water change bucket and noticed in the bottom of the bucket massive movements. They appear to be tiny bugs moving about, too small to make out with the naked eye. Then I stuck my head into my sump that I just vacuumed...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've been battling a swarm of seed shrimp for a while now in my shrimp only tank. Doing research I read that theire is no real way to get rid of them once you have them. The main advice seems to be 1. Stop overfeeding and 2. Get some fish. Well in the attached images is my shrimp tank after...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello Everyone! I have a bit of a problem with some ostracods - copepods. I've read several times that they are a good sign of water quality, however they are bothering my poor black racer Nerites to death! I have had this tank set up for 3 months now and everyone was fine until this outbreak...
  4. Substrate
    Hi Everyone, Can anyone tell me what these small white worms and "legged skulls" are in my substrate? I guess any comments on whether they are "dangerous" to frogs are appreciated, but I just want to know what they are first. Images are the best I could do and are on Imgur. What are these...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello everyone, this is my first post to the planted tank and it stinks that the first post isn't a happy one! Tank is a 10 gallon from walmart. Backstory: I've had this tank set up for about 6 months now with previous tenants that move around to other tanks in our house. Most recently there...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey Guys and gals, I have a question but this is my first post so i'll tell ya a little about myself. I have been fishkeeping for 20 years and loved every minute of it. Kept mostly south American Cichlids, my water is very soft (0) and acidic (6.3). I keep my tanks clean with weekly 50%...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I caught these bugs in my vegetable garden. I want to feed them to my senegal, but I want to id them to make sure it is safe for feeding. I think they're some kind of caterpillar, but I'm not sure. They were on the cilantro (coriander) and green peas plants. They are green with black and...
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I just brought a couple of water plants back from the river, and they're sitting in a bucket so I can get the bugs off. Among those bugs are about six scuds, and I was wondering if they're good things to have in an aquarium. Said scuds are sitting in a cup of tank water, scudding around. I was...
  9. Plants
    Triple Q's in the title lol...:thumbsup: Generally when I get plants in I check them over and pick anything off that I see which is easier said than done depending on what you have. I know there are all sorts of dips you can use, traps, and well.. it's a lot to take in as everyone has a...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I found these pests, I am not sure if they are bugs or snails or what. They sort of float then land where they want either on the glass or on a plant. They don't really scuttle or dash, like I have seen water fleas do and I compared to copepod video and I don't think they are that pest either. I...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I'm just wondering if anyone has ever deliberately kept aquatic insects in their tank? I know it happens on accident, but has anyone conciously added aquatic insects? Many of the insects out there would be innapropriate as they would eat your livestock, but I know of a few local aquatic insects...
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