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mini beasties!!

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We ahve amphipods and i think copepods!!! whey heyy!!! weird little things arent they!!!

Just wondering were they come from?? were they living in my rock all the time during the cycle??

I saw the occasional dead one or half dead one floating round towards the end of the cycle an now see a few scampering over the rocks!!

cool

will i have millions in a few months or when i put my two clowns in will they eat them all??

cheers
 

Colin

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hi scouse

yeah they come off the live rock and in a ceph tank its actually a good thing to have millions as they are a good food for baby cephs and good scavengers for the messy adults cephs... yes clowns will eat them :smile:
 
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brilliant!! cheers Colin

thing is i dont want the clowns to eat them...suppose even if i try to feed the clowns 'well' they'll still eat them since fish are always hungry :lol:
 

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em well... for the first day anyway! LOL a hatching of baby cuttles would clear it out in hours LOL
 

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I have some baby cuttle in the main system, and they eat far more than the babies left in the breeder nets - so I have no doubt that should a hatch happen in a main tank, pods would be cleared out within hours/days.
 
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There is a cul;ture jsut growin an growin in there!!

The big starfish is sittin in the middle of the tank and catchin them as they get a bit close as well thou!! :biggrin2:
 

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