My snail tank is having a filter issue so I was inspecting the tank for cracks, there are no cracks, for some reason the filter is pushing water out of the filter backwards, not sure what do do about that ...but upon inspecting the tank I see hundreds of tiny white specs, the size of salt swimming around the plants, in the water and on the glass! They are perfectly white, they dont look like worms at all, from what I can see it looks like little round bodies with 2 big forearms! I googles, water fleas, planaria and daphnia, its not any of these things. There are no fish in the tank, just snails, live anubias, java and moss balls, gravel and sea shells. Most of the plants were in Moonies old tank, never saw these in there before. Guessing they came from the sea shells or the snails (sea shells were dried from the craft store, leading me to believe more than likely the snails). Im just hoping they arent a parasite. Thoughts on what these are?
They can swim and crawl.
Edit! They arent forearms, they are on the back of the critter and they have antennas...there are also what look like mini shrimp babies running around with long tail! So there are 2 different little critters in there lol