Hello, I was wondering if anyone had ever looked at their aquarium water? I mean REALLY look at it. Like almost up close on the glass of the tank.
Well I was looking at one of the decorations in my bettas tank then started thinking about something else, so the focus of my eyes changed (much like a camera) then I was looking mid water and saw little white things skirting around. They were MICROSCOPIC, I swear! They inched around much like how the way Baby Brine Shrimp move round. I pretty much have them in all of my aquariums, but my two betta tanks have the most of it.
I am 17 years young and I was able to see them while focusing hard, my dear mother on the other hand (40-somthing years old) had a very difficult time finding/seeing them. So, I don't know if it will depend on your age if you are able to detect them in your water or not.
So my main question here is, if anyone has seen them before in their tanks water column and if you know that they are general bacteria that keep our aquariums "operating" or if they are parasites/larvae that I must have?
(I think I have read somewhere that the beneficial bacteria in our aquariums aren't usually free-swimming but are rather living on the objects in our tanks...?)