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FAQs on Aquatic Insects and Freshwater Aquariums: Freshwater Mites

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FW Copepod? -- 05/16/07 Hi Bob, <Hello George!> Just found this beauty in one of my tanks and I was wondering if you know whether it is a parasitic copepod or not. Mind you, it was found in a freshwater tank. Thanks a lot for your help !! All the best, George J. Reclos <It does appear to be an aquatic Acarinan... not a Copepod, but might be deleterious... BobF>

Hi Bob, Thanks for your instant response. Do you know of any ways to get rid of it ? George <Mmm, yes. In the absence of other arthropod life, the use of an organophosphate like DTHP/Masoten/Trichlorfon... or Dimilin. Please read here re: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/PondSubWebIndex/contrpdparasit.htm BobF>
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