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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Weird bugs on the surface

So I have a 16 gallon bowfront about 2-weeks into the cycle and I'm just starting to plant it and just today I noticed these extremely small bugs hopping around on the surface of the water. I can't really get a picture since they move so fast... Ideas?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 11:40 PM
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Sounds like springtails. Check out this thread: What's that bug? How to recognize them
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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I actually had some duckweed on the plants I bought so it must be from that. Thankfully I have a betta that will be moved into that tank pretty soon.

thanks for the id
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