- - My gravel has lice
|Grimmjow ||04-06-2010 11:31 PM |
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.
|aunt kymmie ||04-06-2010 11:37 PM |
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?
|Grimmjow ||04-06-2010 11:51 PM |
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.
|aunt kymmie ||04-06-2010 11:59 PM |
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.
|Angel079 ||04-07-2010 05:41 AM |
That's kinda funny. I'd just not feed the fish then for a few days and let them take care of it naturally ;-)
|Grimmjow ||04-07-2010 06:23 AM |
I have no idea how they got in there, its been months since ive added anything in there
|Grimmjow ||04-07-2010 06:52 AM |
Took a pic with my phone to see if maybe this would give a visual.
|karjean ||04-07-2010 07:28 AM |
Angel has a good recommendation not to feed them for a few days.
|Grimmjow ||04-11-2010 06:07 AM |
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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