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Hydra? small, puffy white things on glass
Old 01-18-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
 
Hydra? Algae? small, puffy white things on glass

I am lost.

Yesterday I noticed my water was cloudy and the surface had some amount of foam, though the water quality is fine and I had just done a water change 4 days ago. I decided to not feed and wait.

The tank is cycled, 10 gallons, has been established since 8 months without problems.

Today, I noticed a lot of puffy white things on one side of my aquarium glass. They seem to be largest near the airstone. at first I though they were juvenile hydras, but after looking at them with my magnifying glass, the smallest things seemed to look rather like sperm o_O? But the bigger ones more resemble wheat grain. I did some research, but I could not find out what the hell these things are and if I need to worry.

I managed to take a pictures through my magnifying glass with my crappy camera (I think it wouldn't work.. but I got a great one!)

I caught one of the bigger ones that look like a wheat plant, and the smaller ones too.. I guess I got all the stages of this weird something in one shot.

WHAT IN THE NAME OF GOD IS THIS??

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Old 01-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
 
come on, I got a great close up picture of this thing, and still no one can identify it??

Am I raising a new mutant species here or what
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
 
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come on, I got a great close up picture of this thing, and still no one can identify it??

Am I raising a new mutant species here or what
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they are indeed sperm. jk lol they look to me like snail eggs. i have the same exact things in my tank. keep an eye out for tiny snails moving about in the tank
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
 
are they stationary or moving? What are the tank inhabitants? If they are moving around it could be cyclops.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #5
 
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[quote=SinCrisis;564206]are they stationary or moving? What are the tank inhabitants? If they are moving around it could be cyclops.[/

notice the larger concentration of the "white things" in the picture? i starting seeing these in tank a week before i starting seeing a bunch of Acroloxidae snails.

that concentration of white things seem to be ocnnected my a membraneous substance that attaches the eggs to the glass
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
 
My tank houses 3 guppies (only 1 of which is adult) and 4 ghost shrimp.

I strongly doubts they are snail eggs, they are stationary, yes, but I have shrimp and no snails, and these things are literally all over my tank, at least thousands of them. If those are snail eggs, I have some pretty fruitful snails xD
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #7
 
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My tank houses 3 guppies (only 1 of which is adult) and 4 ghost shrimp.

I strongly doubts they are snail eggs, they are stationary, yes, but I have shrimp and no snails, and these things are literally all over my tank, at least thousands of them. If those are snail eggs, I have some pretty fruitful snails xD

lol well snails can appear on things brought to the aquarium. even fish! i could be wrong however, i want to know too cause i have them in my tank too.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #8
 
huh well i guess ull find out soon... if they hatch then congrats! if they dont then they might be hydra.
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