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    Semi transparent little creature

    I was staring at my tank watching a snail clean up some rock when this little semi transperant creature ran right in front of the snali and down into a crack then a few seconds later back again. Look kinda shrimp like with little legs. Almost like the baby alien in the moviesAlien.

    Any ideas if this is friend or Foe

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    definitly a friend,
    its a copepod. when the tank matures you should see millions of em. the fish love em.

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    I think you maybe right. I kinda look like this picture but a white colour

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    Maybe like this

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    That's an Amphipod in the 1st pic and very common in an established tank. They are excellant food for your animals. The way to tell it's an Amphipod is that their backs are curved and they runn around as if they were on a motorcycle like in the movie Tron, leaning to the sides as they scurry about.

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    Thats the one . very cool little guy. Will they reproduce.

    It so sad..... I have been setting here working with a camera on my lap from the last hour hoping to get a cool pic on him.

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    they will reproduce. what fish do you have? avoid mandarins for 8-12 months if you want them to flourish

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    If you have a refugium, they will be able to reproduce there without running the risk of being all eaten up by your fish (when they flow out of the refugium and into the tank, now thats a different story - the smart ones will stay in the fuge)
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    Here is pic of the lillte guy

    Here is a picture of the little guys.

    Today I counted 5 at once. The shot is not the best being so close and the fact that it moves like no tommorow.

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    Amphipod

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