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Please refer to the photo. The white dust-size things are moving around erratically on the aquarium glass and floating on top of the tank. (The bigger white dots are bubbles) At first I thought they were just dusts, but as I look closer they're moving around!! What are these?? Are they harmful? If so, How can I get rid of it?? I have a betta for about a week and half now. He seems to be very energetic, has very good appetite, and shows no signs of disease on his body. There is also a mystery black snail in the tank, as well as a couple bulb plants (still bulbs)

I feed him every other day, just one pellets or one bloodworm. For the one and half week that I've had him, I have not changed water yet. The tank is not cycled.

I have a Whister filter and a heater, 2.5 gal tank

****I just wanna know what that white stuff is! Thank you so much for whoever can help me!
 

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I cant tell much from the picture, but you definitely need to do a water change asap. In uncycled 2.5 should be changed more often, i'm guessing a every 4 or so days.

Also, you should feed him a bit more. My bettas eat a couple pellets every morning, a couple more each night, bloodworm feast once a week and fast once a week. Seems to work for them, not overfeeding but they are still well fed.
 

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those are very very tiny organisms. Can't even see them without direct shine of light and at least 1 foot distance or less. I can't find anything similar on the internet either :( I will do more regular water changes then…hopefully these will eventually go away. Thank your for your response :)
 

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They look like a species of colonial protist that has grown large enough to be visible and began reproducing..they may also be baby snails or planaria.. hard to tell from the angle. Either way, yeah, do a water change. If they're one of those things, they're harmless but it's best to be safe about it.
 
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