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KingKrueg 03-08-2011 02:34 PM

What are these bugs??
 
Every time I clean my filter out I always have these little guys swimming at the bottom of the bucket. Some friends say daphnia (sp?), some say water fleas, I simply don't know.

They have also infested my fry tank, crawling through the gravel and all over the plants. I constantly see them "mating" and more and more are showing up almost every week.

Can anyone tell me what these things are and more importantly how to get rid of them?

I'll attach a video of them swimming at the bottom of the bucket later on today.

leogtr 03-08-2011 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by KingKrueg (Post 612813)
Every time I clean my filter out I always have these little guys swimming at the bottom of the bucket. Some friends say daphnia (sp?), some say water fleas, I simply don't know.

They have also infested my fry tank, crawling through the gravel and all over the plants. I constantly see them "mating" and more and more are showing up almost every week.

Can anyone tell me what these things are and more importantly how to get rid of them?

I'll attach a video of them swimming at the bottom of the bucket later on today.



do they look like little white worms?

KingKrueg 03-08-2011 09:15 PM

I uploaded a video to youtube. Link below


Mikaila31 03-08-2011 10:39 PM

those are probably daphnia, though they seemed a little over active in the video. It is actually surprisingly difficult to maintain daphnia populations in an aquarium. Google images of daphnia and see if that is what they look light. Even if they are not some medium sized fish would happily eat them for you. Get some fish that is fast.

KingKrueg 03-09-2011 03:06 PM

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Here's a picture of some of the bugs in my fry tank.

Lupin 03-09-2011 06:02 PM

Ostracods.

Blaxicanlatino 03-10-2011 05:19 PM

looks like isopods to me


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