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PostSubject: Now I have a bug in my tank   Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:46 pm

It looks a little bit like a woodlouse but it isn't. Might have come in a water change from a water butt outside. Anyone any idea what it is? Question

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PostSubject: Re: Now I have a bug in my tank   Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:24 pm

It looks like a water louse the aquatic version of a wood louse, as far as I know they feed off dead plant and animal material.
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PostSubject: Re: Now I have a bug in my tank   Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:01 pm

looks to me like its what we call a water slater or a sow bug. Its a type of Isopod and is harmless. Remove it if you want but as jim said they feed on dead plant matter so could be a helpful little critter Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Now I have a bug in my tank   Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:19 am

Thanks guys I won't upset the tank trying to corner it so
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