Hitch hikers...

scottch

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Just noticed something new in the tank this weekend and have looked at a few hitch hiker guides to get an idea what they are and haven't had any luck.

Any take a guess based on this description?

They are small but varying in size, the smallest visible are maybe 2-3 mm or so? The largest i've see is maybe 1/8th of an inch. From what i can make out they look sort of like centipedes with long antennae on their front. They are speedy little guys darting in and out of holes on rocks and are darker grey down the center with their legs being a very hard to see lighter grey.

This sound like anything specific?
 

scottch

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Out of everything on that link the first amphipod is closest but the amphipod is beefier.

All the ones i've seen of these are very slender all the way down with two long antennae in the front and they are stupid fast little buggers. Very hard to see.

Not bristle worms for sure these have much smaller legs. I can't tell how many they have as they are so small and fine.
 

lifeoffaith

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I've never quite seen a pod look like a centipede. I'd have guessed bristle worm except they don't have antennae.
 
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