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Definitely looks like a brine shrimp to me... you mentioned mollies, is it a brackish tank? If you fed live brine shrimp to a brackish tank, I could totally see one surviving by chance...
 

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Nope no brackish water here. It would be kind of cool to have these live native in the tank little snacks I suppose. I got a Siamese Algae Eater and some ghost shrimp yesterday and they came in the bag. I didnt see them untill after the drip acclimation and when they got out of the back I could see them suddenly since there was some contrast
 

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I'm sure it is a type of fairyshrimp and harmless to your fish, yes. Is it Artemia? That is anyones guess. It could be a sea-monkey, but it is a fairyshrimp, and that runs a gamut of about 25 species, Artemiiidae, is just one of the better known species. There are close looking freshwater species of fairy shrimp that look familiar to artemia as well.
 

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Ya, freshwater fairy shrimp, essentially the same as brine shrimp. The eggs can survive drying out, harmless critters, near the bottom of the food chain.
 

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How in the world do you have Fairy Shrimp in your aquarium? Are you using pond water for water changes? For a moment I was sure this thread was a troll, but I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt. I promise you the fairy shrimp had nothing to do with your fish death.
 

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anastasisariel said:
How in the world do you have Fairy Shrimp in your aquarium? Are you using pond water for water changes? For a moment I was sure this thread was a troll, but I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt. I promise you the fairy shrimp had nothing to do with your fish death.
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I got a Siamese Algae Eater and some ghost shrimp yesterday and they came in the bag. I didnt see them untill after the drip acclimation and when they got out of the back I could see them suddenly since there was some contrast
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