what is this white spec?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by axel, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    found in on my aquarium glass , it looks like snail but transparent and so small,i use magnifying glass and saw it has a brown tail ..http://imgur.com/a/eYtjy
     
  2. Demontay1

    Demontay1Well Known MemberMember

    Can u upload a closer up pic but it does look like a baby snail but too better determine a more immediate face on pic wold help us identify it
     
  3. codyrex97

    codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like a snail to me.
     
  4. I'm not Fish-ist

    I'm not Fish-istValued MemberMember

    Does the 'spec' move. I breed snails and this looks like a baby/juvenile snail
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    its moving but at slow rate,theres brown tail moving so im not sure if its snail or not,i cant get closer picture without blurring it,i took the picture with magnifying glass
     
  6. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Looks like a snail to me, too!
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    theres also small brown dots on the glass of the tank,is that brown algae they fed upon?
     
  8. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Are the brown spots difficult or easy to remove?
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    i have to wipe it hard and several times before its gone
     
  10. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Some sort of algae then. They probably are feeding on it but is the brown algae getting to be a problem?
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    not really,its really hard to see it from far,also you are right its snail,i also found another bug in my tank,its definitely seed shrimp ,dont know how it get there..the picture from google look similar
     
  12. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Possibly they came in through your water, or hitchhiked in on plants or substrate:;DJ

    You must have very clean water to support them:)
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    i only found one,UPDATE with my plants : my bacopa is definitely show some growth on top leaves,all moss show a little growth except java moss..all bacopa leaves in the bottom are dying(some web said its normal),i also do water some water change without dechlorinator,and now theres foam on surface..and my ph is rising..not sure if this is considered clean water..is it good news or bad news?:;nin2
     
  14. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I wonder if you killed off some of your BB with the untreated water. They use carbonates in the water. What are your other parameters?
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    i havent checked yet,i will test it tomorrow..also if my ph get above 7..will this be a problem for the plants?the only reason my ph went down to begin with is because of ADA soil and CO2 tablet
     
  16. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Not at all! Can you test your GH and KH? Live plants and nitrifying bacteria use up KH and can cause a drop in pH.
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    yes i can,i will test it tomorrow,its already midnight at my place.
     
  18. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Have a good night's sleep:)
     
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    axel

    axelWell Known MemberMember

    i havent checked the water parameter,but the seed shrimp multiply and i found some in my tank glass.Also the plants growth rate seems increasing each day.Not sure if its fertilizer or CO2 tablet