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Old 02-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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I was doing my weekly PWC when I noticed some small black specks in the corners of my tank. So I splashed a little water at them and they started hopping on the surface. They were too small to break the water tension.

They were most definitely some sort of insect. I'm just wondering where in the heck they might of came from. Sorry I dont have any pictures, they were so small and I only have a camera on my phone.

Anybody have any experience with these critters?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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fruit flies maybe??
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Nope not fruitflies. Theyre more flea-like for lack of a better description. I wish they were they would have been a nice treat for my swordtails.
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Could be springtails, I've had a case of those in one tank. Harmless
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Thanks herp mommy. I googled springtails and the images and desrcriptions are spot on. Dont know where they came from but they shouldn't be a problem.
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I use to use my tank hood as a place to grow some plants from seeds, just to start them out in a small pot before moving to larger, I heard a buch of splashing from the tank one day and say little flies in there, fish were just eating them, lol
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