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Old 11-12-2010, 09:51 AM   #1 
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What an earth are these?

I cleaned my 4 gallon tank last night and woke this morning to hundreds of these clear egg like things over my silk plants and glass walls and they move, not very fast but they move. Any one know what they are? It's not like I don't clean my tanks often, their all cycled and I clean twice to 3 times a week.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:56 AM   #2 
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It sounds like copepods. =]

But I could be wrong. =] Do you have any pictures?
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #3 
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Trolololololololololololololololol................ ....
ANYWAY! XD
Yeah they seem like copepods to me. =]

They can actually be a great food source for your boy if you find the rock or cave they're hiding under/in during the day. =]

If you disturb that regularly your boy gets a free snack! =]

Also the easiest way to get rid of them is apparently reducing the amount you feed. =]

Good luck whether you decide to eradicate them or leave them be. =]
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:07 AM   #4 
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Nope, those aren't them. The things I just had, were clear with a black dot in the middle
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:09 AM   #5 
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How would those things get in the tank?
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #6 
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hmmmm... well I have no idea then. :[ Sorry.

Hope someone can tell you! =]
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:00 AM   #7 
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How would those things get in the tank?
Until we know what they are we can't really say how they got there. Have you introduced any live plants into the aquarium lately? That could be one source. Can you think of anything else you new that you could have put into the aquarium?
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #8 
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Could be snail eggs.... can you post a pic....any plants or snail in the tank?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:25 PM   #9 
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They sound like very small immature snails to me. Soon they will grow into tiny black snails that you'll be able to recognize as snails.
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I was going to guess snail eggs as well. Any photos?
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