EagleC EagleC
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  • Posted on: 8/12/2007 17:55
Got lots of these in the sump.... #1
Marine sump is pretty much crawling with tiny life, snails and these things. They caught my attention because they are very active, scampering over the rocks and algae and are growing larger than all the other life in the sump. This one was about 5mm long in body, he was caught in this 50ml medicine cup and I'm afraid this was the best of the photos I got before letting him go again.

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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #2
Cool, its an amphipod, , couldnt tell you exactly which species, but most of them scavenge.
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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #3
Cheers, (I was thinking they might be shrimp! )
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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #4
Ive got loads of these in my orca... (well did have)... They are great at scavenging as i found out when one of my stomatella slugs fell from the glass and they were all over the thing and the only thing left was a the shell..

Probs be a good idea to put a few into the display tank (can anyone confirm that)

Phil
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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #5
Depends what fish are in there, they will probably just get eaten.
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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #6
True... i must say since ive put my watchman goby and dottyback they have depleated incredibly...

I think it may have been them two as i know my dotty prefers live foods than to frozen.

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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #7
I have small live rocks in the front section of the sump and I've been swapping one of them for tank rocks every few days as they carry a ton of extra life into the tank for scooter to eat

He is looking very plump and happy now too.
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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #8
have you updated your blog yet would love to see more progress eagle c
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Re: Got lots of these in the sump.... #9
er no...
been one thing after another recently. I will though, soon.