White specs?

  1. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamy Well Known Member Member

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    I've seen others post here about white specs in their tanks but I've seen a multitude of answers.

    Here's a really bad video of some small (which kinda remind me of teeny teent spiders) specs crawling and jumping around my tank. Help?

    https://youtu.be/FR1FB1jisIk
     

  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

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    If they're jumping then they're probably copepods;) Can't watch it on my computer but I'm going to retrieve my phone and try to watch it there. It's newer.

    Ok, saw it on my phone, they are definitely copepods!
     

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    tokiodreamy Well Known Member Member

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    That's the one where it means you just have clean water right? No harm no foul?
     
  4. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

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    Right! Your fish and shrimp might even eat them if they can see them. If they were any bigger I'd probably enjoy them with lemon and butter;)
     
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    Congrats on a nice clean tank!
     
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    tokiodreamy Well Known Member Member

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    Thanks! I'm actually surprised they're in there... like have you seen the uncontrollable mess of MTS poop... its horrendous! I finally just got the tank to hold a cycle. I only had 2 RCS while I was waiting for my second shipment of them so it wouldn't hold a cycle.
     
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    Good for you, my tanks won't let me keep shrimp in them... in other words they keep dying off :(
     
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    tokiodreamy Well Known Member Member

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    My first batch basically all died off except for 1. Then I got 7 more. Now they had 2 babies and I'm getting 5 more for free.

    I just bought bacter-ae which I've never seen before. It's a powder that helps make biofilm for the shrimp to eat. A member on here used it and had great success with it.
     
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    Thanks, maybe I'll try that. :)
     

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