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Old 12-08-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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water fleas?

So today, I saw some little bugs hopping on the surface of my tank. They're tiny, white looking and hop hop hop across the surface.

I can't really find any information about them -- what they are, are they dangerous, should I get rid of them, CAN I even get rid of them.

Just wondering if anyone here knows what I'm talking about.
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they are harmless daphnia. here's some info about them

Daphnia, fresh water crustacean (arthropod)
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I'm not too certain that they're daphnia, since daphnia are in the water, and these guys are jumping on the water surface...unless they do that too...
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Google springtails (collembola) and see whether that's what you have.

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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yeah! sounds about right. Seems like they're harmless though!
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