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Re: [APD] copepods

At 08:47 AM 1/12/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>Okay, its not exactly on topic but it's not magentic water filters with 
>natural undocumented power, either.
>I have seen a small number of what appears to be copepods on the walls of my 
>tank when the lights first come on.  A small number = maybe 5 in a 55G.  
>They are white, tiny, elongated and move in jerky, striaght lines covering 
>about 1/2 to 3/4 an inch at a time.  I only see them on the black back wall 
>and even with a magnifying glass they are really too small to make out any 
>details.  So, I think these are copepods.
>I have read that some are parasitic.  Are all of them parasitic?  Thus far, 
>all the fish in the tank are fine but this might just be the beginning of 
>the outbreak.  Should I be concerned and, if so, suggestions on what I 
>should do?

Do they have little egg sacs on either side of the rear of the body?


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