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    Cool unknown critter

    i have these very very small critters that swim in my DT and they swim like worms just shaking like crazy. they are tuns of them and they are very very small clean in colour i guess because they are so small. kind looks like they just vibrate to move around. when i turn off the return pump you call see tuns of them. anyone else have these or seen them and know what they are. they seem harmless but i just want to know what they are!

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    probebly something like this ?


    those are amphipods.. ( pods ) they are normal to have in our aquarium and are a good thing.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    probebly something like this ?


    those are amphipods.. ( pods ) they are normal to have in our aquarium and are a good thing.


    could be but they are too small to see any detail just a shape outline. im talking like 1mm in length maybe 2mm. theres tuns of them! :b2:

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    your 'like a worm' comment makes me think possibly a polychaete worm.

    polychaete worms from google

    or even more specific an epitoke
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    its to hard to tell you guys and have you guys guess because i don't have the equipment to show you what they look like. i was just hoping someone here has already had them or seen them.. no big deal.. tanks great. lets hope it stayes that way. lol thanks for your help and time!

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    well we are running out of guesses but if they are smaller than an amphipod there are

    isopods though you may have to go to page 2 to find some that aren't monsters.

    and even smaller, the choice of your favourite mandarin copepods
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