Help me identify this 'pod...

sumpfish

New member
I have noticed an interesting "pod" living in the macro algae in my refugium. It looks like a small walking stick and moves like an inchworm. They're about 1/8 to 1/4 inch long. Anybody know what these are..??

TIA,

Mark.
 

greenbean36191

Premium Member
Probably a caprellid amphipod, aka skeleton shrimp. They're interesting little guys, but most are predators of other small critters. They won't do much damage though.
 

sumpfish

New member
Are they OK for my fish to eat..??

You're right...I did a search on caprellid amphipods and the image I found is definitely what I have.

Thanks,

Mark.
 
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