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Old 02-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Thingies on glass

I tried multiple web pages that would tell me what kind of critters are living on my glass, but I just can't find any answers

The flat round thing came with my mushrooms, and the white rice grain things are usually only on the glass... But it's hard to tell cuz they r so tiny.

Are they bad or good? What are they called, and what do they do? LOL

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Looks like a few pods don't worry they are good. Fish like Mandarins eat them.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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Thx!!! I was hoping for pods want a mandarin fish so badly... But I know I need a bigger tank first :-/

What about the round thingy that came with my mushrooms? It's pretty quick, flat, and round.
First it was sitting only on the mushrooms, but now it's on the glass.

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Here is another picture of the round thingy with my boyfriends finger on it XD
Pls help, really want to know so I can read up on it. THX
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And another picture

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these are all signs of a new tank. the little bugs on the glass are isopods. they will disappear eventually. these aren't the food for mandarins. the bottom pic is a flatworm. this too will disappear shortly.
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well, it really isn't a "new" tank, but not an old tank either LOL
Got it for >3 years now but I had to move 2 times with it, so it got re-cycled more than once
50% of the LR is from back when I started 3 yrs ago

the "flatworm" wasnt there until I just recently added the mushrooms
Never had it in all those years until now, thats why i'm so suprised.

I hope you are right about it's disappearance... more research showed that it may be a pest... but they also described it as red-ish while mine is more white-ish
Guess I will just keep an eye on it for now and see what it develops into. Dont wanna start dumping Flatworm Exit into my tank

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Just suck those flatworms out with your siphon during water changes. I wouldn't just leave them in there when you spot them. Depending on tank conditions, they can become a problem in short order. But they can be beat without chemicals. I had some hitchhike in on a torch coral once. Took me a few months of siphoning, but eventually rid myself of them.
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Just suck those flatworms out with your siphon during water changes. I wouldn't just leave them in there when you spot them. Depending on tank conditions, they can become a problem in short order. But they can be beat without chemicals. I had some hitchhike in on a torch coral once. Took me a few months of siphoning, but eventually rid myself of them.
thx Kurt, guess that sounds like the best idea
water conditions are A+ according to my LFS, and I like to keep it like that. I learned the hard way that once you mess around with chemicals it can easily get everything out of balance ( one thing leads to another etc ).
Guess I'll pick em up whenever I spot em

if someone wants some free flatworms, PM me
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the white flatworms are not a problem at all. it's the red ones that reproduce and become a nuisance.
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