Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Identification
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-30-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
Tiny bugs?...and Aiptasia.....and diatoms

I noticed what seemed to be a swarm of tiny bugs on the glass behind one of my powerheads. They are no bigger than the tip of a needle. A few of my snails like to hangout in that corner, so I'm thinking they might be eating them, but the snails don't really move much when they are there, so maybe not. I have no clue. They look brownish in color, almost like little specks of grain flour.



Besides from that, I found another little Aiptasia (at least I'm fairly certain that's what it is). It may be 3mm in length. He sucks in the rock when I get near him, so I'm going to use the Aiptasia-X on him. I'm also pretty sure I have diatoms on my live rock. It's been a lovely aquarium day




__________________

__________________
JoeyPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
Sorry for the duplicate picture
__________________

__________________
JoeyPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pasadena Tx. Just outside Houston
Posts: 77
How new is your tank? I know recently I missed a couple water changes and when I did a large water change I had a huge diatom outbreak. It looked really bad and I didn't really want anyone to see it but they burned out in like a week. I am interested in the little bugs... I haven't had any hitchhikers yet but I guess in a way that is good too...
__________________
pendergraft2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
It's been running about 5 or 6 weeks. The coloration appeared almost overnight and I expect it to go away. I'm not using tapestry so im not too worried about that.

The mite looking things have me raising a brow, however. I only have a few turbos and a CC starfish right now, so if it is a parasite, hopefully they won't be affected.
__________________
JoeyPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
So, I noticed some white flatworms in my tank a while back, I've got about 3 or 4, and from what I read, they should be harmless. I just saw him going to town on the bug things and eating them up.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3700278983.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	40.9 KB
ID:	42167  
__________________
JoeyPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 01:16 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Leighton79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mansfield UK
Posts: 423
I dont think thats an aiptasia, it looks to me like a barnacle....
__________________
Leighton79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leighton79
I dont think thats an aiptasia, it looks to me like a barnacle....
It has a stem coming from the rock, so that led me to think it was Aiptasia.
__________________
JoeyPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 30
Noticed small white tubules in the same area today. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-36463007.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	41.5 KB
ID:	42252  
__________________

__________________
JoeyPB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aiptasia, bug, diatom, diatoms

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« Aiptasia? | ID Pls »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.