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[APD] Re: copepods
I'd say that 99.9% of the copepods we encounter are not going to be
I'm inclined to agree. Also, the stuff I've read indicates that the
parasitic copepods are not free-living, so seeing any swimming about
is probably unlikely. Copepods can potentially act as disease
vectors, but unless one has the habit of drinking water copiously
from the tank or snacks on the fishes without cooking them, there's
no danger there.
As for Liz's critters, based on her description, I think she might
Here's the URL for a site with some excellent photos of various
freshwater micro-crusties that might help in identification:
In the Cyclops section, check out the last photo. How bad of an
algae problem do you have to have to get it growing on cyclops, LOL?
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