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What are these lil window crawlers? Should I be concerned? (pic)

My tank has been runnin for a few months now and has a couple anubias, driftwood, flourite, and 3 cherries. These little glass crawlers are all over the glass. Makes the glas look dirty. They are crawlin all over. Theyre not fast, but they are moving.

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I had those at one point.totally harmless although they are ugly indeed.

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I had those at one point.totally harmless although they are ugly indeed.

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Did they get worse and do you still have 'em? Kinda tough to get a lil help around here.

If the only tool you carry is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
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It's probably Acroloxus lacustris aka Freshwater Limpet

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They look like Limpets which are like a snail on a half shell, A couple assassin snails will take care of them.

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It's probably Acroloxus lacustris aka Freshwater Limpet
I have this for so long & wondering if there were malaysian trumpet baby snails.

They just dissappear.

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Look up freshwater limpets, it is hard to see in the picture. I had a tank with a lot of them and put in a couple baby assassin snails and they wiped them out.

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look like copepods, I could be wrong. My tank has them too but the only time I see them is in the morning right after I turn on my lights. I usually just vacuum the glass in the morning other than that they seem harmless, my shrimp and fry are not affected by them
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I just goggled "freshwater limpets" and I think mine arent limpets. Theyre like Malaysian trumpet snails but very tiny about 1.5mm-2mm. They just stay that size.
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