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PostSubject: Bugs??   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:41 am

I noticed this evening that i have some strange very very very small bugs in my tank.....

They seem to be just under the surface of the water and swim around there mostly. They are very small and practically invisible.

Is this normal or something i should be worried about??

Please help.
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PostSubject: Re: Bugs??   Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:09 am

They sound like Springtails...if so, perfectly normal and if the fish don't eat them, they'll eventually disappear. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Bugs??   Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:04 pm

or if they are more like little white wriggly worms they could be something called planaria (not sure of spelling) but these too are normal and fish will eat them - although planaria are often associated with an overfed tank I had them early in my fishless cycle of my first an now main tank - even with nasty levels of ammonia etc.

Anyway - its normal to have 'bugs' of some sort in a tank - I even have snails in my tank without having real plants and zebra loaches who are snail heat seeking missiles Very Happy

The only things to be concerned about (imho) are dragon fly larvae only because they are big enough to eat small fish - your not too likely to have a problem with one of these and even if you do find 1 - just scoop it out and rehome it in the pond or river

More sinister bugs that you wont see until too late are Ich parasites - aka whitespot - so if you dont have fish yet - do some research (within our halls of course Wink) and get a bottle of ich treatment to have ready and always have a supply of this treatment whenever you keep fish - its a real swine and kills most fish really fast if left untreated

Dont mean to scare you - but better warned than caught by surprise

If you dont like the look of a bug or snail - you can always squish it against the side of the glass and the fish (if you have em) will eat the rest Wink a bit of live food/fresh food to add to the interest of their diet (it happens in nature anyway)
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PostSubject: Re: Bugs??   Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:05 am

Haha thanks very much Mary and Rich.

Nah they arent like worms. Look like very very very tiny tadpoles i guess :S

Well at least its nothing to worry about Smile panicked a bit when is saw them.

Next time i go to LFS i'll get some ich treatment, just incase Smile
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