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weird bug things in my tank. HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by kakkoii, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    Hi! there are these weird buglike things in my tank that scurry around very fast. DESCRIPTION: oval/round, blue/gray, white spots, 1 slit on the bottom going from anterior to posterior end, little white legs/tenacles that come from the anterior end of the slit. what is it? in 1 week there were like already 1000!!!! they also grow to 3mm!
     
  2. Roy Deki

    Roy Deki New Member

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    Take a pic if you can!
     
  3. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a Hydra, Fish love to eat these guys. They don't harm plants, just a hitchhiking organism.

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    Check this thread out.

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  4. jasonepley

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    That is so interesting, is there anything that will eat them
     
  5. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    it is not a hydra. it has a hard transparent shell
     
  6. Roy Deki

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    Picture yet?
     
  7. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    Limpet maybe? Did you check out the thread that John N gave you the link for? Kind of looks like the Limpet, although that thread says nothing about it having spots, so I dunno.
     
  9. kakkoii

    kakkoii New Member

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    so far they look most like seed shrimp. could you get a pic of a limpet?
     
  10. stlfishlover

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    Freshwater Limpet:

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  11. 4f1hmi

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    Hi guys! I have the same exact creatures in my planted tank that KAKKOI have and they multiply rapidly. Although they do not affect my shrimps and endlers, they are a bit an eyesore. What i notice that they love squash veggies. If I can recall it right , it might have come from the frozen foods I have purchased from the lfs. I just cant figure out if its the brineshrimps (san francisco bay brand)or the mixed 50/50 plus by h20 life(brineshirmps/bloodworms/mysis shirmp). I suspect its the mysis but am not sure. My big female endlers are not eating them.:thumpdown:And I would love the remove them very much.[-o<
     
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