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Old 04-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #1 
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White specs moving across glass

I noticed these tiny specs last night. They are most definitely organisms as I can see them moving in way that is not caused by the water current. I have not introduced anything new to my tank since my Apple snail (1 month ago) and I keep the water in tip top condition. I have been reading every post I can find but still no definitive answer has arisen. The only link I have found is that perhaps I have left some uneaten algae wafers, (snail food) at the bottom. But where do these little guys come from? I have a nice mp4 video but cannot figure out how to attach it. It is 62MB and I zipped it but get an error when uploading. Thank you.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #2 
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They're probably copepods or daphnia. Totally harmless, and if the fish spots them, lunch.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #3 
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Well I am happy they are harmless but where the heck did they come from? Also, my Betta will not touch them. He only likes Brine shrimp in Spirulina and maybe a few dried blood worms. Maybe my Apple snail will munch them.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #4 
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Do you have live plants? That's how they got into my tanks - although the only tank you can see them in is the shrimp tank because the fish think they're rather tasty.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #5 
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No live plants just plastic. My apple snail was added a month ago so i don't think they hitched a ride with him. So strange.
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