Pilot, it's not the lettuce critters, infusoria type things. Lettuce organisms are very hard to see.
90% sure it's a scud/shrimp like critter. Copepod I've rarely seen. Same with the fairy shrimps.
Scuds = are like a freshwater brine shrimp.
Go to any lake/pond and take a little scoop of water with some of the soil. You'll see them swimming around at the bottom.
Scuds I've seen plenty of.
Good to know, a lot of the plants I was listed on the other threads was from that site. But like the fact they list all the info on there.
Makes it easier to create a "If I happen to come across" type shopping list.
This is the main reason you QT stuff.
- If you don't have any fish in the tank, don't introduce any FISH for 2 weeks or so.
- If you happen to have a betta in there, remove him from the tank for 2 weeks.
- Don't even waste your time trying to siphon out the gravel. You'll NEVER get ALL the scuds. They're good diggers & great at clinging onto things.
- If you have a cory cat, unleash him. They're great at picking scuds out of gravel & plants. In their natural environment I think those shrimp like critters are their number 1 source of protein.