Please Someone Tell Me What This Creature Is!!!! Help

  1. Sakana魚

    Sakana魚 Well Known Member Member

    First I had a copepod explosion now I am finding these little green ball things swimming around my shrimp tank. Someone please tell me what they are and if they are harmful to my shrimp.
     
  2. Xx_Gemstone_xX

    Xx_Gemstone_xX New Member Member

    What kind of copepods?
     
  3. OP
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    Sakana魚

    Sakana魚 Well Known Member Member

    I thought they where called copepods. They are small I cant really get a picture but some of them match these female pictures exactly
    copepod-e1274263309732.jpg

    These green balls are larger and look nothing like the copepods. They are round and green. The copepods are tiny and white and more straight.
     


  4. Xx_Gemstone_xX

    Xx_Gemstone_xX New Member Member

    Take a look at seed shrimps in google. Do they match?
     
  5. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    No photos in your post.
     
  6. Xx_Gemstone_xX

    Xx_Gemstone_xX New Member Member

    Me?
     
  7. OP
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    Sakana魚

    Sakana魚 Well Known Member Member

    Its a video I will post the link, I unfortunately can't get a picture of them.


    Hmm the link turned into a video

    Its really hard to get a good look they wont hold still but they look almost perfectly round like a little ball
     
  8. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes. No photos in your post to compare to the google.
     
  9. Xx_Gemstone_xX

    Xx_Gemstone_xX New Member Member

    I was asking Sakana to search seed shrimp and compare the seed shrimp on google to the ones in the shrimp tank
     
  10. Biev

    Biev Valued Member Member

    I think you misread her post. She just suggested that OP look up seed shrimps. Could be moina too? There's really no way to tell from that video.
     
  11. OP
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    Sakana魚

    Sakana魚 Well Known Member Member

    Could someone maybe suggest a better way to get a picture of them?
     
  12. Xx_Gemstone_xX

    Xx_Gemstone_xX New Member Member

    I think Moina swim differently

    I’m just judging by a few YouTube vids I’ve seen
     
  13. OP
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    Sakana魚

    Sakana魚 Well Known Member Member

    I was looking at one on the glass and it looks like it has two little antenna. It might be a seed shrimp. If it is is it harmful to my shrimp?
     
  14. Xx_Gemstone_xX

    Xx_Gemstone_xX New Member Member

    I’m pretty sure that seed shrimp are herbivores
     
  15. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_b Fishlore VIP Member

    My mistake. Th
    My mistake. there is an answer to the mistake but no need to go in to it.
     
  16. Biev

    Biev Valued Member Member

    Not harmful. It's free food for your fish, if you have some!
     
  17. ELON MOLLUSK

    ELON MOLLUSK Valued Member Member

    I’m almost certain they are in fact seed shrimp (Cypris) I actually raise them and have tons of microscopic documentation. They are actually a good source of fry food .

    6C295931-4461-452F-A752-69A64DF79015.png If you guys have any further questions about freshwater microorganisms I can help . I’ve documented a lot.
     
  18. Keystone

    Keystone Well Known Member Member

    Also believe it is seed shrimp