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My gravel has lice

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Old 04-06-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
 
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My gravel has lice

So I look into my little 3g betta tank and see these little bubbles floating around/on the glass/throughout the gravel. They look like mini fleas except clear. Never seen them before, what could they be?

Edit: Just noticed hes eating them, hope his free food isnt too bad.

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Old 04-06-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
 
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It sounds exactly like daphnia to me (excellent food for fish) but where/how would live daphnia get introduced to your tank? Daphnia's locomotion resembles that of a flea. Are you seeing movement from these "creatures"? Can you google daphnia and see if it's a match?
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
 
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From what i can see ya, they are like the size of a period and i dont have a magnifying glass but ya it looks like them.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:59 PM   #4
 
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Well, if it's daphnia it's a good food for your betta. I feed frozen daphnia to my fish at least once a week. How ever in the world did live daphnia make its way into your tank?? Any chance you placed something in the tank (a plant or rock?) from a stillwater lake or pond? Daphnia normally live in these type of environments.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:41 AM   #5
 
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That's kinda funny. I'd just not feed the fish then for a few days and let them take care of it naturally
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:23 AM   #6
 
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I have no idea how they got in there, its been months since ive added anything in there
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:52 AM   #7
 
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Took a pic with my phone to see if maybe this would give a visual.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:28 AM   #8
 
Angel has a good recommendation not to feed them for a few days.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:07 AM   #9
 
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I dont think hes eating them anymore, I think he would rather just watch them. So theres a lot more them now, any reason to worry about it?
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