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Hi guys

I just placed some plants in my aquarium however there are some shrimp looking insects jumping around inside the water.

What are they and how can i remove them?

They are eating plants for sure because i can see some bright green showing through their bodies.

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Probably Gammarus. Yes, they can eat your plants. Small to medium Cichlids will eat them. Bettas can eat the little ones, but not the bigger ones. I once tried Gammarus to see if they would eat hair algae. They did. And then they ate all my plants.
 

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Ah, yeah they are Gammarus.
Are there other fish that eat them? they are fairly small, around 3-5mm large
 

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Small to medium Cichlids, Bettas, or other medium sized Anabantids. A convict cichlid would be perfect.
 
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