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Wow, so first of all my 10 gallon nano will be turning 9 months old in two weeks! It's been a great tank so far. This morning however I was watching the tank as I usually do in the morning and observing everything and I noticed 3 or 4 small isopods darting around the tank! I've never seen ANY isopods in this tank before. I've pulled some out of my tank at work but I've never seen any in this one. Where the heck did they come from? I was able to catch 3 of them by sucking them up with a turkey baster and quickly removing them from the tank. There's still another one about 1/4 inch in size in the tank that I could see though I don't know where it is now. I thuroughly scan this tank every day and have never seen these in here before. I guess it's possible I may have overlooked them but, WOW. So here's the crazy thing, I haven't added anything to my tank in the last 6 months! Can these guys hide dormant for that long? I realize there are alot of harmless scavenger isopods but I decided I'd rather remove them than take my chances. My fish are both fine. I have two that I've had for 7 months and they are both healthy and happy so at least they aren't affecting my fish. Sooooo weird.