Weird Creature In My Tank

Dino325

Member
What are these?? At first thought it was triops. But I found a few of them. Are they parasites? Found 1 swimming around in my aquarium few days ago. And today found another one attached to my goldfish fin. They swim crazy fast. Should I be worried?
 

CheshireKat

Member
I don't know, but they kinda freak me out. Like weird ticks.
 

FishLeGeNd

Member
Maybe a parasite or a bug that got in the tank. Is it a swimming or do you think it is dead?
 
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Dino325

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It's alive and swimming fast as lightning. Few days ago I found one in my Hospital tank, bigger size which I thought maybe triops egg somehow end up in filter sponge or something. Today I found one in my main tank attached to my calico fin. Both hospital and main tank were using different sponge filter so I don't know where they come from. I try to look for more but can't find any. I'm afraid it's bad for my Fishes. I looked up Google but can't find anything about this weird alien thing.
 

FishLeGeNd

Member
So it is alive?
 
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Dino325

Member
Yes it's alive and healthy. I cought it and put it on a small cap filled with water. Crazy active. It looks like tiny horse shoe crab.
 

FishLeGeNd

Member
I googled this and absolutely nothing came up

I don't think it is a crab

It could be a baby of some sort of animal
 
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Coradee

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Hi, have a look at Argulus louse, that’s what it looks like to me & goldfish do seem to be prone to them.
 
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Dino325

Member
I searched Google for few days can't find anything. At first I thought it was a triops which is relative to horseshoe crab but very small, since they have the same feature. But I don't think it is.
 
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Dino325

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Coradee said:
Hi, have a look at Argulus louse, that’s what it looks like to me & goldfish do seem to be prone to them.
Omg finally thank you!! Fish lice! Now I know what it is I can start to find cure for this!
 

FishLeGeNd

Member
It could be a type of fish lice.

Google Argulidae

That is what it is.
 
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Dino325

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FishLeGeNd said:
It could be a type of fish lice.

Google Argulidae

That is what it is.
Yes thank you. Now I'm finding cure for this. I Google and yuck :yuck:... They do grow big..
 

FishLeGeNd

Member
Yes. They do grow pretty big.

Try something called dipterex
 

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