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Old 01/24/2007, 11:09 PM
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ID Needed - Hitch Hiker - With PICTURES

I just received an order of stuff and found a little hitch hiker type shrimp. It looks like a little shrimp pod, but has white and brown/black lines all over it.

The order came from stuff that was caught in the ocean/wild so I want to be sure this isn't a bad hitch hiker.

Anyone know? Keep or not?


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Old 01/24/2007, 11:51 PM
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Anyone know? Is this a "When in Doubt, Throw it Out" type hiker?
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Old 01/24/2007, 11:59 PM
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It really looks like an amphipod to me...which wouldn't be bad at all if it is. Some of my amphis are totally clear...and some have brown marks similar to the black ones on yours....although I've never seen one with black...that doesn't mean they're not out there.
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Old 01/25/2007, 12:03 AM
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Thanks for the info. It definitely looks exactly like an amphipod, and it even curls its tail like the Amphipod.

Guess i'll keep it in my QT until I hear something bad about it.


Anyone vote against it?
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Old 01/25/2007, 01:31 AM
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It sort of looks like a bumblebee shrimp. At least I think that's what they are called. Different markings though.
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Old 01/25/2007, 02:55 AM
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different colored copepod. same body, just diff color.
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Old 01/25/2007, 03:20 AM
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It is an amphipod and is therefore beneficial.

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Old 01/25/2007, 12:24 PM
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Amphipod! just free fish food.
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Old 01/25/2007, 11:35 PM
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Amphipod. They come in a wide variety of shapes & color. below are two sources for amphipod images.

http://www.nhm.org/guana/bvi-invt/bvi-surv/pera-g03.htm
http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/crust/amphigal.html
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