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Old 02-09-2011, 05:45 PM   #1 
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Exclamation tiny crayfish like creatures?

I have a 10 gallon filtered and has pea gravel and I took all the fish out so I could move it when I realised there were hundreds of tiny crayfish looking creatures about the size of a grain of rice swimming all over they came out of the gravel! Their cute but what are they and will they hurt my fish?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #2 
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Did you have crayfish or shrimp in this tank at one time....can you get a clear pic of these creatures?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #3 
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could you be a little more descriptive about what they look like I MIGHT be able to tell you what they are
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Never had any kind of shrimp in that tank. I've been trying to get a clear pic this whole time they look exactly like crayfish they have a thick torso with little antennae and a long tail that has loads of tiny little legs the only thing I can't see is any sort of pinsirs or claws and they are a gray color
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about how big do you think they are
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:07 PM   #6 
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Neatoe! Please get a pic when you can, where and when did you get the gravel or where or when did you get eny live plants that could of had them in it?
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:14 PM   #7 
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Google copepods and cyclops and see if they look like what you have
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:21 PM   #8 
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They are litterally the size of a large grain of rice

The gravel has been in that tank for over a year now and I had added a live plant about 6 months back but my snails ate it the last time I took the whole tank down and cleaned everything was 3 months ago and they most definately weren't in there and neither was any kind of live plant added
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They look nothing like copepods its hard to get a pic also because they curl up into a ball when starled
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they could possibly be freshwater copepods but they dont look exactly like crayfish and their not exactly the size of a grain of rice but pretty close
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