What Is This?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Shibabae, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. ShibabaeNew MemberMember

    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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  2. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    Copepods, Totally harmless. They come and go occasionally in both of my tanks.
  3. KeystoneWell Known MemberMember

    Look like ostracods - seed shrimp in your photo.
  4. keeperofmanypondsValued MemberMember

    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.