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Shibabae

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Got some blue velvet shrimp from friend who was moving. Got home and saw few of these specks moving around. Next day there are a lot more. What are they? Will they harm fish?
 

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mattgirl

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Copepods, Totally harmless. They come and go occasionally in both of my tanks.
 

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Look like ostracods - seed shrimp in your photo.
 

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Harmless micro-fauna, your fish would love those as a fresh meal. Take some and let them breed in a separate container, preferably a bucket outside, you would have limitless fresh food for your fish.
 
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