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604reefer
06-20-2017, 09:00 AM
I was creeping on my tank in the dark and managed to get this on video. I can't tell if it's a good pod or a bad pod! It's got long feelers which leans me towards good based on the photos online... any thoughts?

I always seem to see cool stuff in the dark, 1st time for feather duster, 1st time for little red bug, etc.

https://youtu.be/uXMH7PVbzCs

kengeroo
06-20-2017, 03:13 PM
I was creeping on my tank in the dark and managed to get this on video. I can't tell if it's a good pod or a bad pod! It's got long feelers which leans me towards good based on the photos online... any thoughts?

I always seem to see cool stuff in the dark, 1st time for feather duster, 1st time for little red bug, etc.

https://youtu.be/uXMH7PVbzCs


good pod,,,
not sure about little red bugs though !!!

604reefer
06-20-2017, 05:17 PM
good pod,,,
not sure about little red bugs though !!!
Yeah, I don't think the red bugs are good, but I don't keep SPS right now so I think i'm safe! Pretty sure the red bug is a parasitic copepod.

Myka
06-21-2017, 02:49 PM
Yeah, I don't think the red bugs are good, but I don't keep SPS right now so I think i'm safe! Pretty sure the red bug is a parasitic copepod.

If you don't have SPS then the "red bugs" aren't the ones associated with Acropora anyway. All the parasitic copepods that I've seen attached to fish are grey/white/cream/clear. Do you have a pic of the red bug?

604reefer
06-21-2017, 05:53 PM
If you don't have SPS then the "red bugs" aren't the ones associated with Acropora anyway. All the parasitic copepods that I've seen attached to fish are grey/white/cream/clear. Do you have a pic of the red bug?
I don't :frown:, only saw it twice on one of the wall hammer rocks at night and it's tiny, I'm not sure I would even pick it up on the camera. It looks kind of like a mite, very small and dark red/burgundy.