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So I'm still new to all the "good and bad" bugs and creatures that are in saltwater tanks.... but I'm clueless to what these are and if they are bad or not.
When I first got my tank set up there were only a few at night. But now there are hundreds O.O small, big, you name it. They're all the same kind.
I feel like my zoanthids arnt happy because I think they're dying.... they are shriveled up, and closed and one of them as turned white and looks to be disappearing. And these bugs love to crawl all over them now that they are closed up....

Here is a video of them crawling around. Sorry its horrible quality. But they look like little tiny "shrimp" type bugs. Idk how to explain it. But I don't like how many are in there.... weather they are good or bad.... How do I get rid of them or control them? They are everywhere and crawling over everything... They are ALL over the rocks and inside the holes. Whats the best fish/creature to have get the little guys!!! I have a Condy anemone so be warned I might not be able to have it live long because the condy might eat it lol

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Those are amphipods and completely normal. They're an excellent part of a clean up crew. :) New tanks do go through a population explosion because the nutrients are high, but once things even out the population will drop drastically. No need to get anything to specifically eat them, they're good and will lessen in number with no action. They may be picking at the stuff stuck between the zoas or maybe eating on them if they're dead. How old is the tank? What are the parameters? What lighting are you using? Maybe we can figure out what's going on with your zoas.
 

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Well they were doing great untill my boyfriend decided he would try and move them to a different spot. I didn't know he did that. I think they were too high up in the tank so I moved them back down. There were 5 polyps and two have opened back up since I've moved them to the floor of the tank. But the other three, have turned white and almost completely disappeared :(
 
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