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reef123
02-10-2007, 11:00 AM
At night iv'e been noticing small beetle like things crawling around on my new live rock. there really small, mabye halh a centemeter long and are slver with a lite brown stripe down it's back. i was just wondering what they are.

hummer
02-10-2007, 11:15 AM
i have them and so dose my boys tank i was told there good
i dont a camra that can zoom that small if you ca do ....do it please so we both can get a positive ID on them

ours look look whitish / clear and have a dark stripe down back and thay crawl like beetle too ..

thank hummer

reef123
02-10-2007, 12:24 PM
OK thank's, i'll try to get a picture of them. it sounds like you have the same things.

reef123
02-10-2007, 12:29 PM
Thank's, i'll try to get a picture of them. It sounds like you have the same things.

reef123
02-10-2007, 12:38 PM
i also have a small white and brown star shaped thing on the glass in my tank. so far i have only seen one. it does move around, though i havn't seen it move.

it's small about a half centemeter in diameter a is white on the sides with a brown center. i'm hoping it might be a baby starfish. i'll try to get a picture.

mutts
02-10-2007, 12:43 PM
the first thing you mentioned were some type of pod. they are a very good thing! your fish can eat them they will help keep your tank clean!

reef123
02-10-2007, 01:12 PM
what are pods? do they multiply quickly or will they grow any bigger?

jojo22
02-10-2007, 01:24 PM
Pods are little flea looking bugs that live in your tank. They are a very good thing to have and should multiply. They hide in the daytime and are usually out at night. Pods range in size to teeny tiny little guys to about the length of a pencil eraser.

reef123
02-10-2007, 04:43 PM
What about the other white and brown thing i mentioned before?

melev
02-11-2007, 03:38 AM
Try looking at this page:

http://www.melevsreef.com/id/pods.html

reef123
02-11-2007, 09:40 AM
no the second thing isn't a pod. it's kind of octogon shaped and moves but i havn't seen it

reef123
02-15-2007, 10:23 PM
how do you post pictures?

jojo22
02-15-2007, 10:27 PM
Click go advanced then go down to manage attachments click it (may need to hold Ctrl if you have a pop-up blocker) then click browse. When you have all the4 pics looked up click upload then submit thread. You are allowed up to 10 pics per post after that you have to make a new post in your thread!

reef123
02-15-2007, 10:57 PM
how long should it take to upload an image and do you have to do anything to put it on the thread?

jojo22
02-15-2007, 11:04 PM
just click up laod and it should do the rest sometimes it takes a couple minutes. if it takes to long close out and try again in a few min.

The post must contain either 3 or 4 letters to post on the thread.

reef123
02-15-2007, 11:48 PM
here's a picture of the other thing thati'm not sure what it is. i've been finding more of them now4035.

reef123
02-15-2007, 11:49 PM
it's so small it'shard to focus on it

reef123
02-16-2007, 12:11 AM
here's two more pics4036

4037

reef123
02-16-2007, 04:20 PM
i don't know what that roundish white and grey thing is

melev
02-16-2007, 05:16 PM
Looks like an asterina starfish to me.

reef123
02-17-2007, 10:22 AM
how big do they get, are they reef safe, and arethey easy to take care of?

melev
02-18-2007, 12:33 AM
The largest I've seen are 1/4" long. They are part of your tank's necessary population, are good to have and don't require anything on your part to live. Phytoplankton is ingested by pods, so if you happen to dose that, it will give them some nutrition.

ramoth41
02-19-2007, 10:10 PM
Thats what it looks like to me too... Those starfish are small and stay small.. They have irregular shapes.. 2 legs, 3 legs, 6 legs. Some can look really bizzarr! But be careful because there are some that are preditory and will eat corals! So if you see one on a coral grab him out! I don't know how to tell the diff other than that On that note I must have hundreds of the stupid things!
some where I have a pic if not I'll try to get one for ya!