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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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can someone please identify this type of organism??

i have searched google and cant seem to find anything on what this could be.

i found a picture online that someone posted on google and its exactly what i have. looks like a really really small mop if that makes sense. not all though. some are more round.

its attached to the glass and the plants. the whole glass is covered. they are stubborn to come off glass but they do come off.

im assuming its not algae because it clear/white
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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nothing?

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did look at your post but not a clue what you have there.

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lol. that seems to be what the end result is in the other posts i read doing a google search. it is on everything in my tank. not sure if the otto eat it??

hopefully someone will chime in that has identified this. later today i may take a super macro shot of my own although they look exactly like in the picture

could it be a plant i have releasing spores or seeds? algae i assume would have some sort of pigment. these are white looking things. they dont move as far as i can tell. they attach to the glass using the mop handle and the mop flows with the water current. silly example but thats what it looks like on a very tiny scale
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They attach to the glass using the mop handle and the mop flows with the water current

Hydra / Coelenterata
(couldn't see that in the pic.)

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i thought when i saw hydra i had found what i was looking for but those seem bigger and have distinct looking tenticle thingies. these have a bushy look to them and some arent even shaped like the others.

its bugging me so much that i cant find a solution or identity to these things. if its harmless than i can rest. but if these things are going to deplete my plants and ruin the time and money i've spent on this tank than im going to fight it.
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If nobody can identify this can people say wether they've had a similar thing happen them and what was the outcome?

If I can't find out what it is what is my next step? Taking sample to a lab!?!
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could it be some sort of egg sac, from snails or similar maybe?
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can someone please identify this type of organism??

clicked on the pic and..*shudder*
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looks like hydra

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This is a WAG but I'm going to go with freshwater Ctenophore (comb jelly).
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i was going to say snail eggs until i looked at the larger pic. snail eggs are more bubbly looking or even in a zig zag pttern. i'm going to say it's a type of freshwater hydra. do you feed quite a bit? they can be kind of like nematodes and just appear if there's extra food lying around.

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or have you added anything in your aquarium from outside? they may be transferred from bringing rocks and wood in without bleaching/boiling/sterilizing them.

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