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Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by Hecurcia, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Hecurcia

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    Hi guys, I am new to hobby and need some help to identify what came with my new plants. I just got java moss from an online retailer and as soon as i put it in a bucket of water, little things started to swim around. They look like baby shrimp. Is this normal? Or is it something else? Here is a pic: photo 1.jpg Thanks a lot.
     
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    Scuds?
     
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    Yeah, they are in fact scuds. My friend told me they were shrimp but didn't look much like those. I'll clean the java carefully to avoid introducing these in my tank.
    Thanks a lot for pointing out the scuds, I didn't know what a scud was until now.
     
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    I was going to say some kind of copepod or amphipod.......never heard of a scud, but even if it was, it would probably be fish food really quickly. I don't think it would hurt anything unless maybe it brought some kind of parasite in with it.
     
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    Thanks for the reply cradlefan. I think scud is the same as amphipod ( I could be wrong) and I also thought that my fish would have enjoyed these tiny creatures but better be safe than sorry. Thanks again.
     
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    scud it's the water version of the 'pill bug'

    trout love em
     
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    Star_Rider is right on, being a fly fisher i know trout love these little guys and that they are present in many fresh water streams,rivers,creeks,ponds, lakes etc... They won't harm your fish. And I would certainly say they will be eaten given the chance.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys.
     
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    I have them too.
     
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    sweet..unseenone is a fellow flyfisher:thm:
     

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