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Pests in my cockroach tank?

Discussion in 'Insects , Snails and other exotic pets' started by Karis, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Karis

    Karis PetForums Newbie

    Jan 14, 2019
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    I have a tank with 4 male hissers in, I also have a few tropical orange woodlice in as a cleanup crew.
    Over the last few weeks, I've noticed almost every time I put in fruit or vegetables there are little white bugs on the food when I go to take it out. The first few times I just thought it was baby woodlice. But now I'm not so sure as I think even baby woodlice start out bigger than these? I've also noticed quite a few dead woodlice as well!

    I have another tank with 4 giant african land snails that also have orange woodlice which are thriving. There must be thousands of the little isopods!

    Are they a pest or should I leave them?
    Any help is appreciated :)
    #1 Karis, Jan 14, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  2. Leanne77

    Leanne77 PetForums VIP

    Oct 18, 2011
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    They are either springtails or food mites. Either way, they are harmless to your roaches and snails. They just appear and unless you buy predatory mites to keep numbers down, there isnt much you can do to stop them appearing.
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