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Anyone know what this could be? It looks like some kind of shrimp and I see 4 of them in my tank. They are super small and I first noticed them months ago when I would turn off all my pumps and they would just be floating on the surface until I poked at them. I do have a cleaner shrimp in my tank but I’m not sure if these could be the babies or something else. Hope it’s not a bunch of mantis shrimp.

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WV Reefer
19 minutes ago, Mike P said:

Anyone know what this could be? It looks like some kind of shrimp and I see 4 of them in my tank. They are super small and I first noticed them months ago when I would turn off all my pumps and they would just be floating on the surface until I poked at them. I do have a cleaner shrimp in my tank but I’m not sure if these could be the babies or something else. Hope it’s not a bunch of mantis shrimp.

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Looks like a type of pod. I always see this type down in the sand. I have a video somewhere of one waving it’s arms to catch food. I thought they looked like mantis shrim also.  

 

Closest pic I could find that is similar:

 

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Mike P
4 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

 

Looks like a type of pod. I always see this type down in the sand. I have a video somewhere of one waving it’s arms to catch food. I thought they looked like mantis shrim also.  

 

Closest pic I could find that is similar:

 

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Yeah that looks really similar. It’s a pretty big pod

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20 minutes ago, Mike P said:

Yeah that looks really similar. It’s a pretty big pod

Keep us posted. I had a bunch in the beginning and then they mostly disappeared.  

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Mike P

Was able to get a better picture of these things and discovered I have way more then originally thought. They are all over my sand 

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If they are not pests then all is good and you have a vital part of your micro-CUC.

 

Hell ship me a bunch haha.

 

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I was able to get a close up picture of one of these guys. Very interesting to watch them

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6 minutes ago, Mike P said:

I was able to get a close up picture of one of these guys. Very interesting to watch them

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Awesome pic

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