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I bought a Zoanthus frag today, and there were tons of mysis shrimps, Limpets, Tunicates, and THESE on it.



I have read about Ispods doing everything from eating algae to burrowing into the meat of a person's hand. I hope someone knows which of those activities this one prefers...

btw, it is more red than shows up in the photo.
 

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weird!!!!! Good luck... no clue what it eats...
 

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Oh noes! The dreaded "redbug."
Or maybe not.
Pay very strict attention to where you see these little beasties hanging out in your tank. Redbugs are clam & coral munchers. This might be one, or might not. Good pics of the little nastsies are had to find.
 

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Well, thought I would update. It's a harmless Sphaeromatid Isopod female in the photo. They are grazers. I did some tests on it for a few days and found that it preferred algae to living or dead feeder shrimps. I didn't want to take any chances with a live fish, but I doubt an Isopod that eats algae would be a fish predator. I got confirmation from two good friends who are mini-invert experts.
 
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