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Old 07-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
 
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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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Old 07-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
 
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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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Old 07-28-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
 
i dont know how else to explain then you know. Thanks i will google that
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
 
I just looked springtails isnt it. They r tiny like a dot....
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:44 AM   #5
 
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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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Old 07-28-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
 
thanks. I will
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
 
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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].
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
 
yep, free livefood for the fish!
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