The other day I noticed white specks all over the back of my tank (painted black background). It is a 75 gallon saltwater FOWLER. The next day it was worse (or better
?) so I could get a better look at them. I could see them moving around! Yesterday and today I see them all over the glass. With a magnifying glass I can see the antenna and tail. I'm sure they are copepods. It seems to be a "bloom." I don't think I have any copepod grazing fish (Porcupine puffer, dwarf lion, yellow tang, and dwarf golden eel). I think I got the bloom because I was adding vita-chem to the water to help my lion who wasn't eating and breathing heavy after a anti-bacterial dose to cure fin/tail rot. (He is eating again and looks better!!). My question is, can I have too many copepods? I know they are good, but can I have too many? Do they create much waste and rob oxygen?