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Copepods
September 1, 2008
9:50 pm
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Richy
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Are these freshwater copepods? I've noticed alot of them on the glass of the shrimp tank.

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I've never noticed them in any of my tanks before, these are only about 1mm across.

September 1, 2008
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they look like cyclops to me mate.

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September 1, 2008
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Yup they're copepods Richy, probably Cyclops as Mick suggests. Cool. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Cake or death?
September 1, 2008
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yeah they are Cyclops, my river tank is full of them.

September 2, 2008
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what are those? waterfairies ie something similar to brineshrimps?

September 2, 2008
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Cyclops are copepods and are omnivores; they eat algae and detritus.

Very similar to Daphnia and make ideal live food.

September 2, 2008
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cool...

btw i got a small invasion of something in my unfiltered tank...looks like a small alive dot, too small to get a pic of any ideas?

September 2, 2008
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might be the same Karlos. These are less than 1mm in size but i moved a webcam close and altered the lens to get a good closeup. Macro on my digi cam can't pick em up but this did.
These are tiny dots, skittish and jumpy, dart about the glass very fast.
I thought I had yellow shrimp babies on the wood but starting to wonder if it's just these? /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

September 2, 2008
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Hi Richy /unsure.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.gif" /> are the shrimps berries Gone !
They should be growing well now ! hope you've got young .I've got cyclops in one of my tanks around the gravel region !
fingers crossed,
G.John

September 2, 2008
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QUOTE (Richy @ Sep 2 2008, 08:05 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
might be the same Karlos. These are less than 1mm in size but i moved a webcam close and altered the lens to get a good closeup. Macro on my digi cam can't pick em up but this did.
These are tiny dots, skittish and jumpy, dart about the glass very fast.
I thought I had yellow shrimp babies on the wood but starting to wonder if it's just these? /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

where do they come from?...and never seen fish/fry eat them /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

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