can copepods eat coral? need help, have a video

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  1. Mattsaddiction

    Mattsaddiction Well-Known Member

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    so i realized i had high nitrates last night, around 60 ppm, this meat coral was irritated, i did a water change last night. Also i only have one fish in a 40 breeder is it possible the copepods arent getting enough food and doing this? so 4 hours later when the lights are off i see these guys on it. what do you guys think?
     
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    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

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    Amphipods... they don't consume coral, but if it's dead they'll pitch a tent in it.
     
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    Typically attracted to dead and decaying tissue.
     
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    thanks you guys, i appreciate it
     
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    Liquid360 Well-Known Member

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    I just received a bunch of these guys. They are very good for tank health and food source.
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