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Old 01-21-2011, 11:39 PM   #1 
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Question Bug problem?

I am currently cycling a 14gal tank and have a few bunches of Anacharis plants. On one of these bunches (that I have seen so far) are these white round things no bigger that 5mm. I got a couple of them on the side of the tank and took them out. They move! I was looking it up and found that they look like clam shrimp or these flea things.

Is this something I should be concerned about? I would like them out of my tank, anyone know how to get rid of them? I am only on day 3 of my cycle. I would really like not to start over but I will if I must.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:47 PM   #2 
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I just took the water intake on the filter that had the panty hose on it. It was really decreasing the water flow. maybe some of them will get sucked up?
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:26 AM   #3 
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It looks exactly like a Freshwater Limpet - Acroloxus lacustris




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Old 01-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #4 
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*Cries*
I had the same issue with Anacharis but no one knew what the devil it was!

Apparently nothing... since... the eventually vanished.
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:32 AM   #5 
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I counted at least four right now. I get them out every time I see them on the glass. I looked them up and it said they were harmless but it just bothers me that they are in there!

I hope they go away soon...
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #6 
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I counted at least four right now. I get them out every time I see them on the glass. I looked them up and it said they were harmless but it just bothers me that they are in there!

I hope they go away soon...
All I did was raise the temp and within like 2 weeks they've just vanished.

And don't worry... they are NOT ICH. Which is what I thought they were originally...

Then to NOT help I found out that 90% of tanks already have ICH in them but it all depends on how healthy your fish is.
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Do you happen to remember what temp? I have it at 80-81F right now.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:23 AM   #8 
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Honestly I don't know if raising the temp did anything... but yeah around 82F. So your not far. hahah
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:04 PM   #9 
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My tanks get those and planeria in them while cycling, but after cycling my bettas eat them (hey, it's a good source of protein :D ), and eventually they all disappeared.
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Ok, I was hoping they would. Thanks!
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