Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-18-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
2cvbloke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lancashire, UK
Posts: 502
Small whizzy dot thing...

I just saw this before the lights went off, I can barely describe it, but it was less than a millimetre, it reminded me of a Daphnia, but was white, and it was pretty fast...

Any ideas as to what it could be?

__________________
2cvbloke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 572
no clue...
then again, I'm no expert on small whizzydotthings...
Good luck, Hopefully someone here will have some ideas for you on what to do with them.... Who knows, maybe your fish will eat them.
__________________
Musket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 06:16 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Decamio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Posts: 12
Try with image on google... it looks like white spot?
Or put here a picture with your fish. All your fish has this white little dots? ...and where exacly are the dots, on the fins or on the body?... or in both sides?
How is their behaviour now? It is a difference? I am asking if your fish are rubbering of the glass or rocks... :-|
LE: what fish do you have?
__________________
This is not my signature. I post it manually on every post!
https://www.youtube.com/user/Decamio
Decamio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
2cvbloke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lancashire, UK
Posts: 502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decamio View Post
Try with image on google... it looks like white spot?
Or put here a picture with your fish. All your fish has this white little dots? ...and where exacly are the dots, on the fins or on the body?... or in both sides?
How is their behaviour now? It is a difference? I am asking if your fish are rubbering of the glass or rocks... :-|
LE: what fish do you have?
The dots aren't on the fish, they're free-swimming little creatures, I just spotted one, but by the time I noticed it, the bloomin' thing zipped off!!!

Ah well, I'm hoping it's not a threat to my fish, but we'll see...
__________________
2cvbloke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Decamio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Posts: 12
Wow, weird! I've never seen anything like this.
__________________
This is not my signature. I post it manually on every post!
https://www.youtube.com/user/Decamio
Decamio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 02:08 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
2cvbloke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lancashire, UK
Posts: 502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decamio View Post
Wow, weird! I've never seen anything like this.
Neither have I, in my snail tank there are little dot things, but they don't zip about like these do, but it's so difficult to spot it/them in this tank, I can't give a more accurate description...
__________________
2cvbloke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Decamio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Posts: 12
Can you take a picture? They looks more like worms or something like that? Do you feed your fish with tubifex or artemia?
__________________
This is not my signature. I post it manually on every post!
https://www.youtube.com/user/Decamio
Decamio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 02:47 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
2cvbloke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lancashire, UK
Posts: 502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decamio View Post
Can you take a picture? They looks more like worms or something like that? Do you feed your fish with tubifex or artemia?
My camera's too slow, it doesn't look like a worm from what I've seen of it, and so far I have only fed 1 algae wafer (on the day I got the fish and shrimp) and small amounts of freeze-dried bloodworm daily, nothing else...

Unless it came in on the plants...

The way it behaves is similar to that of Daphnia, but the size is much smaller, they're just too difficult to spot...
__________________
2cvbloke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tony Gill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lisarow, NSW, Australia
Posts: 604
It sounds like it could be a copepod. They can hang around in low numbers (particularly in heavily planted tanks) and only emerge after the tank lights are switched off. If so, it should have a jerky kind of swimming (though speeded up so much that it may look fairly smooth at first glance).

Tony
__________________
Tony Gill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Small white thing Omega Saltwater & Reef - Identification 6 05-17-2011 10:44 PM
Small brine shrimp like thing spikey Saltwater & Reef - Identification 4 06-22-2009 08:41 AM
small white worm looking thing not sure what it is... Drewbie Saltwater & Reef - Identification 8 01-26-2009 03:20 PM
small red leafy looking thing dudeinvb Saltwater & Reef - Identification 4 01-16-2009 02:39 PM
What is this small thing???? bill0298 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 01-30-2004 05:52 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.