White Critters In My Tank!

  1. DHIWZ

    DHIWZ Member Member

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    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

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

    Or possibly even seed shrimp.
     


  3. OP
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    DHIWZ

    DHIWZ Member Member

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    @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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