Alien invasion????

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Ok, just found this forum as I was searching to try and identify the attached something that I noticed hanging at the surface of one of my tanks last night. It's about 3 mm (1/8 inch) in length and there seem to be a few more of them, but smaller, in the gravel.

The tank is a reasonably established 3 gallon occupied by 2x platys, 2x mollies, 2x neons and 2x African dwarf frogs who all seem to get on well together. The only recent addition has been a live plant which donated a few snails and (I guess) these guys.

But what on (or off!!!) earth are they???
 

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Is it alive!!??!!

can it move itself or does it float in the water current?

To me, it looks like a bulb with fungus on it.... but you don't have any bulbs... :/
 

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Welcome to FishLore!!

Do you feed your ADF's frog and tadpole bites? Kind of looks like that, with mold growing on it.

Otherwise, I don't have any idea.
 
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Not sure if it can move itself - I can't see it today so it's either drifted, moved, or been eaten. The ADFs are on a mix of dried / frozen daphnia and blood-worm at the moment but the size of this seems too big for any of the food they've had.

Sorry for the typo on tank size btw - well spotted ppate. I meant 8 gallon, which is a bit like a 3 but in a completely different part of the keyboard ??? It's a small one I set up after my partner's daughter "treated me" to a clawed frog as a surprise - didn't want the little guys snacked on so they got a new home.

The catfish and shark in t'other tanks seem to be able to fend for themselves against the eating-machine but the little guys were getting their toes nibbled a little too often for comfort!
 

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Welcome to Fishlore Spunkymonkey.

I agree that it just looks like some excess food with mould growing on it.
 

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i used to feed my dwarf puffer with dried shrimp and when he didn't eat them they'd end up looking like that after a day or 2, they had more of a curve to them but almost identical otherwise.
 
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