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getting rid of white water mites

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by Left C, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Left C

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    Looks more like a fungi to me, few mites eat decaying wood, a shrimp will make quick work of them, get some ADA shrimp.
    FW limpets make hard shells about this size, typically on glass though.

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    Thanks Tom, but...

    Did you see his drawings and pictures toward the end? It's not fungus. It's some type of arthropods like water mites. He put one under a microscope and drew it.

    So Amano shrimp will eat them. I quess some of the species of ghost shrimp will too.
     
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    Shrimp will lay waste to them as will a gourami, SAE's and most any decent sized fish etc. A wood gnawing pleco also.

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    Thanks very much Tom!

    I was getting ready to send Jacques to a "Miteologist.":)
     
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    Well, not many are good with aquatic entomology although that was what most did at the lab I worked at in UCSB.

    I could get a close approximation, but why? Are these really pest? Are they hurting anything? Are there predators that would like to eat them available?

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    I just got a pm from Jacques:

    "Thanks a lot, Left C. If you get a chance, please pass on my thanks to Tom!

    Jacques"

    I told him that I asked you about them. I thank you also.
     

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