wierd little bug things :/

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Post by taztank on June 17th 2012, 4:08 am

hey guys, ive got hundreds of these strange little bug things in my tank.... they look like mosquito larvae, moved like a caterpillar, and spend most of their time standing erect and seemingly catching microscopic stuff... any ideas on what these things are ?????
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Post by 4PacNW on June 20th 2012, 10:32 pm

From the movement you described I'd say they're something called caprellid amphipods.
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Post by taztank on June 21st 2012, 8:35 am

just googled it and they look pretty much exactly the same granted that google images are blown up ofcourse... thanks for clearing that up for me
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Post by james103 on June 13th 2013, 12:41 am

hey guys, ive got hundreds of these strange little bug things in my tank.... they look like mosquito larvae, moved like a caterpillar, and spend most of their time standing erect and seemingly catching microscopic stuff
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Post by AquaticEngineer on June 22nd 2013, 3:56 am

Ah yes, good ole creepy skeleton shrimp.  I'm going for them this weekend Very Happy
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