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sam11909
08/17/2009, 12:18 PM
I was looking at my tank this morning and I saw these

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/220835eggsjpg.jpg

copepod for comparison

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/220835copepod.jpg

The eggs are the same lenth as a copepod but twice as wide.

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/220835eggpouches.jpg

I just put in 15 nassarius snails a few days ago, but I've heard they don't breed in the home aquarium. could it have been them? The only other snails are 3 turbo snails I got about 5 months ago, and I doubt they could lay eggs that small.

Any comments welcome! :fun4:

cloak
08/17/2009, 12:27 PM
Nassarius vibex eggs. Not really sure if you'll see any babies though.

sam11909
08/17/2009, 12:37 PM
also, I see about 8 copepods on the glass every time I look close and my tank is 7 months old. Could I get a mandrin dragenet? From what I've heard you need at least 75lb. LR, but would a refugium make up for the rock?

cloak
08/17/2009, 01:14 PM
As long as the ratio of pods migrating from the refuge to the DT are more than your dragonet can consume on a regular basis, then yes, a refugium will work. Try to make sure the fish is excepting prepared foods first. Hate to see it finish off your pod population and then just waste away.

sam11909
08/17/2009, 02:38 PM
Thanks, I think I might wait a while, at least until my refugium ages some.