White Critters In My Tank!

  1. DHIWZ

    DHIWZ Valued Member Member

    I have a 10 gallon that I do run lidless (boy do I regret it now). It's cycled and has been running for about 1.5, 2 months now. Today I went to check on my tank and saw some white critters moving around on the front viewing glass. They're tiny, smaller than a grain of rice, and they look kind of like tiny sperm cells for lack of a better description (literally a head with a little tail coming off them).

    They're not babies of anything in my tank, since all I keep are Amanos and Horned Nerites, neither of which breeds in freshwater.

    I can provide pictures if necessary, but they're so small I don't think I'll be able to get a good shot.

    Please tell me it's not anything harmful! (Fingers crossed my Amanos just eat them...lol)
  2. BReefer97

    BReefer97 Well Known Member Member

    Are they only on your glass?
    Look up hydra and see if that matches.

    Or possibly even seed shrimp.
  3. OP

    DHIWZ Valued Member Member

    @BReefer97 I tried my best with my potato camera and got the following picture. The two white dots close to the center are whatever I've got.

    I googled some pictures and I'd venture either seed shrimp or copepods.

    Edit: They're definitely on the glass and not free swimming.

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