What are these???

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by LondonDragon, 8 Oct 2008.

  1. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    How do I get rid of them? They are in my shrimp only tank, at first I could see the odd one or two but now there are hundreds, they are not snails and swim about very fast.

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    They are very tiny, thats the Fissedens Fontanus moss.

    Thanks
     
  2. jay

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    Ewwwww!!! Some sort of mite. Get a fish from another tank and see if it hoovers them up.
     
  3. LondonDragon

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    Can't do that, fish will hoover up my shrimplets too lol
     
  4. Are they not little snails?
     
  5. LondonDragon

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    Nope they swim about very fast, but there are lots of little snails in there too, but these little things I have no idea what they are!
     
  6. Ooooh. You named any yet? :rolleyes:
     
  7. LondonDragon

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    I am sure there is a Tom in there somewhere :p

    Here a crappy video:
     
  8. Mmm don't know what they are then. A dwarf cichlid or something would probably control them, but might go for small shrimp. I know it was already suggested...
     
  9. aaronnorth

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    that vid makes it look as though some abnormally large shrimp come in and attacked them :lol:
     
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  11. vauxhallmark

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    Beat me to it :(
     
  12. Ed Seeley

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    They're Ostracods Paulo. Otherwise known as seed shrimp. At least they look like it in the photo.
     
  13. LondonDragon

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    Looks very much like it!!! Are these harmfull in anyway? thanks
     
  14. Steve Smith

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    You never know, you might be able to cultivate them as fry food :)
     
  15. LondonDragon

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    Thanks Ed, also very similar to these :bored: they seem to live well with the shrimp and leave them alone, just worried they will multiply beyond control, what if I had some Ottos, I heard that they are shrimp safe??
     
  16. the Guru!

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    I had some in my tank, but they dissapeared... guessin' the fish sorted them out :)
     
  17. aaronnorth

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    i was going to say daphnia but i didnt think they were like that :rolleyes:
     
  18. a1Matt

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    Ottos are shrimp safe, as they are vegetarians. Which also means they will probably not eat the Ostro wotsits either :(
     
  19. Thomas McMillan

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    Maybe get a really small fish like an ember tetra or dwarf rasbora just for the time being to see if they sort it out? I'm sure they're shrimp safe.
     
  20. Dusko

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    Ostracod :) Harmless-
    I keep Boraras maculatus with RCS and never have observed them attacking the shrimplets.

    Regards, Dusko
     

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