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Old 10-30-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Pinhead sized organisms on tank glass...

I can't tell what they are, but they are covering the glass of the tank. White in colour, about the size of a sewing needle tip. Any ideas? Would a magnifying glass help in identifying them?
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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Perhaps. Most likely pods.
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are they moving or stationary?
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Some type of pods. When I had my seahorse tank they loved to snack on them.
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If they are stationary, look like little white spirals or like these white dots on my pump...

...they they are spirorbid worms, a common and benificial, if unsightly, filter feeder.
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They appear to be moving around...
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some type of pod as mentioned before. this site could help you identify them and many other unknown creatures...
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I'm thinking they are copepods, though they're very tiny. I feel bad everytime I clean the glass, it's like Godzilla rampaging in Tokyo lol.

I'll have to try and aquire a magnifying glass.
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