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dgoulston
07-24-2008, 06:21 PM
i was surprised that i actually got a good pic of these as they are minute, as you can see in the first pic. but got an upclose one. with macro zoom.

so what are these. noticed a few last week, now there seem to be 40+ of them everywhere

http://www.dg83.com/fish/rpics/dot1.jpg

http://www.dg83.com/fish/rpics/dot2.jpg

so are they goddies or as im guessing badies? and how do i get rid of them?

thanks
Darren

DragonGoby
07-24-2008, 06:24 PM
I think it's seawater copepod, and it's safe.
And If you have fish in there, they're going to eat them...

oldhead
07-24-2008, 06:25 PM
Looks like copepods to me and you can leave them they are beneficial. They're also a good food source for some types of fish.

dgoulston
07-24-2008, 06:32 PM
great, glad they are not baddies,. i got,

yellow watchman goby & clowns,,, will they eat them?

cocoa_pleco
07-24-2008, 08:02 PM
just pods, basically free food

jaymz
07-24-2008, 09:05 PM
your watchman will be pleased with the pod buffet :thumb: That is a nice hammer by the way.. i would like a brown one like that. my frogspawn and hammer are both green.

spudbuds
07-25-2008, 04:41 AM
Good pics! I wish I could find more of them running around in my tank. Congrats!

- Bill