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post #1 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
Unhappy bugs ? top of water

Lifted the top to look for babies and there was small small white dots jumping around . Would this be some kinda of parasite?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 09:12 PM
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From your description it sounds like it *might* be Springtails (Collembola). But . . . "small white dots jumping around" really leaves it open to a lot of different things! Google search for 'Springtails in the aquarium" and see if you can find a video. If that's what you have, then your fish will feast (and the next question is how they got there). . . if not. . . any chance for a better description - or even an image? There are many things that could be in your tank that weren't put there by you :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
i dont know how else to explain then you know. Thanks i will google that
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
I just looked springtails isnt it. They r tiny like a dot....
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 06:44 AM
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Check this link:
What is that bug in my Aquarium? .:. Various small creatures that can inhabit a Freshwater Invertebrate Aquarium

If anything sounds similar, do a VIDEO search, and see if you can match the way they swim. . . hopefully that'll help...
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
thanks. I will
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 AM
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I have thee too, they are harmless. I've no idea what they are [didn't see anything similar in the link posted earlier], some of my fish eat or try to eat them. Seem to be on the floating plant leaves mainly, I notice them during water changes [as do some of the fish].

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
yep, free livefood for the fish!
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