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Old 01-30-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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Tiny little creatures

They're probably harmless but I'm curious to find out exactly what they are. Can anyone help to ID these little mischievous creatures?
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Do you have snail in your tank?
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:04 PM   #4
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No, I have a puffer in the tank
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Add anything to your track lately? Wood/decor from another tank with snails?
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:10 PM   #6
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Well I have fed my puffer snails in the past but I can guarantee you that those are not snails. Was thinking something along that lines of copepods or something like that.
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How do they move about?
If they crawl on surfaces and swim in a corkscrew or "fluttering" pattern, then I'd say Ostracods or seed shrimp. Or Gammarus species/amphipods.
If they dart in rapid straight lines, then perhaps copepods.
I've also seen aquatic mites. Just like the terrestrial ones. The crawl super slow.
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Hmm. The bottom picture looks different than top. I think fresh nailed it. You can see the shape in bottom.
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Haven't seen it swim yet, just crawling on the glass surface?
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