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Old 03-18-2004, 08:46 AM   #1
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white lice like things on glass

ok i have these white tiny lice like looking things on my glass the do move aroundon the glass and there are alot of them there is no way to get a picture i think they all to small very tiny any idea what they are ?
i thought i saw a topic like this but i couldn't find it
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Old 03-18-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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they could be pods. Good source of food if you have any Mandrins.
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Old 03-18-2004, 01:38 PM   #3
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Do they look like little fleas? If they are they are pods. No reddish tinge to them is there?
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They are most likely amphipods (larger) or copepods (very small). An indication of a healthy environment, good source of fish food, and help keep the tank clean. Their population will cycle throughout the life of your tank. Sometimes you will have millions of them and other times you won't be able to fins any.

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Old 03-18-2004, 05:37 PM   #5
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ok they do look like little fleas some very very small no red tinge i am worried that it is something bad started to panic
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no they are just some kind of pod i have them all over my gass in my tank.
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:45 PM   #7
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small pods on glass

Yes, I have them as well. Millions of them on the glass. They are exceedingly small...maybe 1/4 the size of your average pod. If you get a magnifying glass, you can see their eggs...typically just above the sand bed. Sometimes you can see an individual with a small cluster of these eggs attached to their rear.

I'm sure they are harmless. I may add a pod-eater to reduce the populations somewhat.
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Do they look like these?

Sorry for the picture quality. The photo was actually better, but I overcompressed it trying to meet the photo standards of this site....
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Old 03-18-2004, 09:19 PM   #9
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yep that's it thanks for the pic so they are ok and won't hurt anything thats good i guess i can calm my nerves a bit now i am very new to this and still have alot more reading i'd like to do so thanks for everyones thoughts it helps alot
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