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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #159 repost small life forms

In a message dated 5/16/03 9:41:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Should I be concerned with the small life forms?

I would say no, most if not all small life forms are good for an aquarium. 
One of the ways I grade the health of my tanks is the presence of small 
worms, amphipods, isopods, and copepods. The more the merrier! Very few if 
any parasitic life forms can reproduce in an aquarium the few exceptions are 
unlikely to be found as free living individuals. Even small leaches are 
usually free living and not parasitic if you do get parasites you will first 
see them on the fish because most of them are microscopic in the free living