Freaky Red dotte'd harvestman in my tank

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I have a shrimp tank, and a axolotl tank.
I use the shrimps as axolotls food, and it's worked fine so far.

But this morning my mother found a quite large harvest-man with red dots along it's body and legs.
According to wikipedia, its parasites. [ File:parasitismus.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ]

Now here is the problem; Will the parasites 'attack' the shrimp, and then the axolotls?
or should i burn the house down? :)
 

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The red dots are parasitic mites. They should pose no danger whatsoever to either your shrimp or your axolotls.
 

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The red dots are parasitic mites. They should pose no danger whatsoever to either your shrimp or your axolotls.

Thank you :3
that is very good to hear :)
 
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