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Old 09-18-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Small white things

So I have just turned my light on now to quickly look at my tank before bed.

I see these tiny white things on the glass moving around. They are really small I can only just see them. They seem to be kind of swimming on the glass. I have seen probably about 20. But I suspect there are more.

Can anyone tell me what they are?

I can't get a good picture where you can see them.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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Do they look like small shrimp? Could be some pods.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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They are that small I can't really make out what shape or form they are.

They could possibly have a really small tail at the back maybe like a third size of their total body.

But I mean these things are smaller than a grain of sand.

I just don't want them to hurt anything.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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So I just looked up copepods and I think this is what they are.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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It's from over feeding or not doing water changes IMO. I get them sometimes in my shrimp tanks
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:35 AM   #6
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Pods are a natural part of saltwater ecosystem. Part of the food chain. Not a result of over feeding.
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They are a sign of a heathy system and a normal part of its development. Free food for your fish.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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Sorry thought this was a freshwater tank
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