Parasitic copepods and isopods that sometimes attack marine aquarium fishes
By Jay F. Hemdal
Excerpted from the March/April 2023 Issue of CORAL Magazine
Two lessons: On rare occasions, some very strange predators can appear, uninvited, in the marine aquarium. And: Things are not always what they seem to be…
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