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I have a rock with some zoas that was having some trouble so I decided to give them a dip. Looking through what was left after the dip, I found this guy. Can anyone identify if he might the cause of my problem? He was kind of small so it was hard to get a good pic. View attachment 8474
Looks like an amphipod to me. I've never experienced pods harming any of my corals before, but I did see this video which shows (maybe) a pod eating on zoanthids. I guess the problem is there are so many different types of pods in saltwater that I can't differentiate between good and bad in most cases. There are some well documented cases of isopods, with photos, being pest. I can't be of more help.