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Old 08-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #11
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Did you find out what they were?
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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Not really. I dont think they are copepods. They dont move but they are spreading. And my yellow dwarf angel keeps trying to eat them off the glass. Its funny to watch him. That fish picks at everything, 24/7!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #13
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When you look up close, are the kind of spiraled or do any of them look like they have little hairs coming out of them?
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They are so tiny i cant see anything on them! I dont have a magnifying glass though.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #15
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Not really. I dont think they are copepods. They dont move but they are spreading. And my yellow dwarf angel keeps trying to eat them off the glass. Its funny to watch him. That fish picks at everything, 24/7!
I Hav the same exact thing on my 55 back glass. I first saw like 5-10, and a month later my whole wall was filled with spiral snapped white spots. I also made a thread about this and never found out what they were. People told me they were fanworms or something but they don't move and they don't have any legs or anything so it can't be. I scrapped them off a week ago, and I'm starting to see new ones appear. Once they're scrapped off, they leave a white mark which shows where they were. Makes me mad!
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Dollars to donuts they are Spirobid as pointed out above. Spirobid are spiral shaped white flecks that don't move just as you described.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:00 PM   #17
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If they are spirobids they won't get any bigger. Just scrape them off the sides. They will come and go. I can't remember so double check me but I believe you are more likely to appear in a newer tank. As your tank matures you'll see the numbers decrease. Also, excess nutrients help them to thrive I believe. You could be over feeding some. Hmmm...let me see if I can do some research later. I may be mistaken.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #18
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They dont make me mad, lol. I just wanna know what they are. Sounds like youre right Nikki. They dont move and my tank is newer. I just got a pepperment shrimp today and my Dwarf angel keeps trying to get cleaned by him! Lol!
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I have 2 clowns and 3 chromis in my 55g. Don't feed much either so idk.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:37 AM   #20
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Peppermint shrimp are great!! I have one of those, a coral banded, and my favorite...FIRE SHRIMP!!! I loooovvvee the fire shrimp! He's way cool and he isn't as aggressive plus he is bright red and looks good! Now my peppermint shrimp is a better cleaner and had I to do it over would of bought another of him instead. I'm a chick. I see pretty ...have to have it! LOL!
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