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Old 08-09-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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White spots - but not on the fish

I'm starting to notice small white spots on the sides of my tank, on some corals, on snail shells', etc. - but no spots on the fish which would indicate ich. Is this some kind of fungus or algea? Calcium deposits? Or ??
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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If they move they're copepods. If stationary they may be spirorbid worms. Not too likely you'll see tomonts without having the fish become infested.

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Should I be concerned or just let it be for now? It seems to be slowly increasing...
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No need for concern. The first time I saw those things in my tank, I was freaking. They have been there ever since.

Look real close. Are they spiral looking? Like a little shell?
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Hard to tell. I tried to scrape a few off but they just crumble. They almost look like tiny pieces of sand. I'll try to find a big one and get a closer look ...
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If they crumble, they are the worms. got tons of them.
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i have just noticed some tiny flea like white pods on my glass recently which i know are just pods but i have also noticed some bigger white spot that seem stationary with small hair like tenticles..what are these???they are also on my rock
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that doesnt look like them to me...they look like they have the little hairs all the way around them...and they are white alittle bigger than the white pods u see on the glass...thanks for the pic though...anyother suggestions? or pics
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