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  1. Default Can anyone identify these creatures in my new planted tank?


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    Does anyone know what they are? Should I be concerned?









    Thanks in advance

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    Those look like freshwater amphipods
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    On an unrelated note, you shouldn't plant your vals so deeply. The base of the plant should be above the substrate.
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    Amphipod, copepod, something like that. Eventually it's fish food. If there's fish in there don't feed for a day or two and they should start hunting.

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    it is a gammarus shrimp, a type of amphipod. larger fish should find it very tasty.

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    Hm, you are right I think. Funny, those tend to prefer fast and relatively cool water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftGetAway View Post
    By the way, do you have any clue how did you get them in your tank? What plants? The thing is that these creatures love cool sping waters. This one I pictured in the mountain river.
    Last edited by Allesgut; 03-01-2013 at 06:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeonflame View Post
    On an unrelated note, you shouldn't plant your vals so deeply. The base of the plant should be above the substrate.
    ok, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allesgut View Post
    By the way, do you have any clue how did you get them in your tank? What plants? The thing is that these creatures love cool sping waters. This one I pictured in the mountain river.
    They started showing up after I planted the baby tears purchased from a local fish store. The baby tears were sold from the same tank as a bunch of other plants.

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