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Red bugs and seahorses

« posted: 2 months ago »
As my tank settles in more I have noticed a healthy population of copepods on the glass.  This made me happy until I also noticed that a lot of them are red.  I have never had red bugs before and if that is what these are I am guessing they are harmless to the seahorses and probably not even a threat to my coral which are mushrooms, zoas, palys and leathers.  I am just checking in case I am wrong.
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Re: Red bugs and seahorses

« Reply #1 posted: 2 months ago »
Can't help much as the only red "bugs" I've experienced is red flat worms.
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Re: Red bugs and seahorses

« Reply #2 posted: 2 months ago »
Can't help much as the only red "bugs" I've experienced is red flat worms.
Sorry rayjay, I had not checked on this forum for a few days.  I decided that they were not red bugs as more researched turned up that you need acros for red bugs.  I have no acros and have not even added a new coral in 6 months or more.  I have a feeling they are tigger pods as I did add those at one time.  Now that I do not have shrimp or a small red legged hermit, perhaps they could finally flourish.
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