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post #21 of 31 Old 08-20-2010, 11:54 PM
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I'm a little late on this one...but planaria? possibly? sounds like you have what was described to me in a "freak out about this" thread I posted
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post #22 of 31 Old 08-21-2010, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a little late on this one...but planaria? possibly? sounds like you have what was described to me in a "freak out about this" thread I posted

LOL Well, I am just glad that I am not the only person that "freaks out" about things. whatever they were, seems like they are disappearing. Didn't seem to cause any issues for the fish.
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I think I know what you have. Freshwater Limpets. I got some on some plants and they are like white dot. They move really slow but can multiply. When ever I see them on the glass I get them off. They are like suction cups on the glass. They are like a snail that eats algae. You can google freshwater Limpets. Their is not much about them online. I did find a picture of one on-line they are really tiny. Get a magnifying glass from Stapes. I use mine all the time. I use it to take pictures better as the magnifyer has a small round circle that you can see even better that I put infront of my camera lens to get a better picture. Little things like this on the glass are easier to see with one.
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post #24 of 31 Old 08-21-2010, 01:48 AM
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oh no...don't say snail...
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post #26 of 31 Old 08-21-2010, 03:11 AM
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I had those same little white dots all over my glass and still do. I did notice a lot of baby snails piping up during. Ia really don't think that those are snail eggs though.
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post #27 of 31 Old 08-21-2010, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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oh no...don't say snail...
Right? One of my worst fish keeping nightmares would be coming true. I have been doing a few extra water changes over and above my normal maintenance changes. I suck a bunch of them out when I do the water change but there are still always a few million extra. I might be blind but I don't see them moving. Maybe I will need to get the magnifying glass from staple. One bad thing about getting old... first thing to go is your eyes.
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post #28 of 31 Old 08-21-2010, 12:24 PM
my snail is missing can i have some of yours if you don't wanna squish em???

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my snail is missing can i have some of yours if you don't wanna squish em???

I wish I could send them to you... especially if I could do it without touching them. lol

I found another one today so thus far, I have at least 3 uninvited guest in my tank. Maybe my Gourami will eat them, who knows.
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If they are snails You can get a yo yo loach they eat snails. I have 2 in my 55 community tank and they have kept the #'s down. Your not the only ones who's eyes are going. The only way I can see little print is hold it arm lengh away or futher to read it. My husband thinks I'm strange. I will sit in front of my aquariums with that magnyfying glass from Stapes looking at my fish and baby shrimps so I can see them better. I told Aunt Kymmie about them and she got a magnifyer also. Those tiny what ever and the tiny snails you can see all over the sand in my tanks. It also helps to spot problems on fish when they get sick.
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