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Old 01-19-2018, 07:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy White specs on tank glass


So i have these little white specs on my tank glass that I don't know what to do with, I'm so close to just doing a complete water change.
So background, I have an 8L tank for my betta fish, temperature set at 24, and it has a three stage filter. I also have a piece of driftwood, I do regular cleanings (I did one three days ago)

Anyway, so I noticed these (about 10) specs when I did my clean, they are solid white in the middle, with a transparent bubbles around them. Some of the bigger ones have a spot of brown. The bit in the middle looks more linear, whilst the bubble is just round (attached photos but not great).

Please help if you know how to get rid of them, I did some reading, and most people said (on the possibilities of what they could be) they are harmless and/or the fish would eat them. My fighter has no interest in them, and I don't like the look of them, they make the tank look unclean so please help.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the board.
Sounds like Limpets. Harmless.
The looks bothered me for a bit, I was rounding them up with a razor blade and squishing. Never used any medications or anything drastic. Eventually the numbers decreased (I don't attribute that to mechanically cleaning them) and they disappear. I do get them once in awhile in 10gal. My son keeps in his bedroom, but I'm not botheres by them and the problem tends to go away on its own. You can also try to feed the tank less.

Good luck


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They look like limpets to me also.
Since they "just showed up" no harm in removing them manually as they will probably come back?
They are basically a snail so they can be killed any of the ways you kill snails..
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