What Are These Specks In Water?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Bettafishies126, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Bettafishies126Valued MemberMember

    I don't know if I'm paranoid or not but I was looking at my water in my betta tsnk and usually if I stir it up it settles (after a water change which I did around 5 hours ago) but there are still small white particles floating all over the place hours later...are these bugs or something by any chance?
  2. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Pic would help
  3. Bettafishies126Valued MemberMember

    They're basically microscopic I don't think my camera will capture them

    There were much more when I looked before I made this post now I only see a few, not sure if they move on their own or not but they are small. Smaller than a grain of salt and almost like a line shape not round. 20180412_221814.jpg
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 13, 2018
  4. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Do they swim or move around if you knock the of the glass into the water
  5. Bettafishies126Valued MemberMember

    I just watched them really closely for a second and I'm pretty sure they are swimming, what can I do I'm very worried are they going to over run my tank and can they hurt my fish?
  6. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Sounds like detritous worms they are harmless but if you have a lot its a sign your substrate has too much organic waste

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