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Inga 08-15-2010 10:17 AM

Little White flecks on the aquarium glass
I think I might finally be getting some form of algae. All of a sudden I have thousands of these tiny little white flecks on the aquarium glass. They are about an 1/8th of an inch long, if that and very thin. They just stick on the aquarium glass and don't move about. I don't think they are a parasite of any kind. At least, not what I think a parasite would look like. Any thoughts?

Here is a picture just noticed there is some on the heater and I just added that yesterday afternoon. Whatever it is, it showed up in force yesterday afternoon, evening.

aunt kymmie 08-15-2010 11:10 AM

Huh. What the heck are those things?? It doesn't look like any kind of algae that I've ever seen.

Inga 08-15-2010 11:28 AM

I know that I am going to sound like a freak but I just noticed they are disappering. Not all of them but all of a sudden they are not as thick as they were when I first turned on the light.

aunt kymmie 08-15-2010 11:38 AM

A freak? I think not! Someone will come along who will know what they are. In the meantime off to google to see if I can find out what they are.

Maybe it's a gazillion itty bitty baby snails??

Inga 08-15-2010 11:41 AM


aunt kymmie 08-15-2010 11:44 AM

Sure, I have a bit of time before the B/F comes in and *busts* me for "wasting" time, lol.

Inga 08-15-2010 01:05 PM

Alright, for any of you trying to figure out what those specks are or rather were... they are all but gone. I am thinking the light makes them disappear. I did not see fish eating them or paying any attention to them at all, they just sort of disappeared.

isimek 08-15-2010 02:13 PM

kitten_penang 08-15-2010 03:18 PM

0.0 woah cool they disappeared?

Inga 08-15-2010 11:01 PM

Well, It will be interesting to see if they are there again in the morning. Whatever it is, they disappeared as the light was on them. I noticed just a few last night and this morning, as you could see in the picture, there were thousands of them all over the tank glass. The fish were not eating them so I doubt it was anything alive. I just thought some kind of algae or something,

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