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Old 07-25-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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What is on the glass? Help Identify


What are these things on the glass, driftwood, and rocks. They spawn on any surface area. They are not planarians, worms, hydras, snail eggs, or anything that I've seen before. They look more like plants or algae, but they grow on anything.

I do collect local plants, rocks, fishes, driftwood, and gravel. But they already showed up before I put in the rocks. There are also little white worms on the glass (You can see some in the pictures, skinny lines). They are not planarians, not segmented, and do not have legs. I wanna get rid of these invaders because the make my tank look insightful, and they are the first things I see when I look at my tank.





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Old 07-25-2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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Welcome to TPT!

What makes you so sure they aren't hydra?
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:00 AM   #3
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Don't know what the white growths are, but the white worms are nematodes. When you see them it usually means you're feeding too much. Fast your fish for a couple of days and they'll start eating them...
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:13 AM   #4
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my fish are to big to eat them, those worms are micro....but ill do a water change and starve them for a few days
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well hydras have tentacle like things at the end of them....these critters have more like a cup at their ends.....unless their are cup ended hydras?
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Try rotifers on for size: http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...otifer&aq=f&oq=
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:25 AM   #7
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I had those little white worms. I just whiped the inside of my glass walls with paper towel, then scrubbed the walls with an algae brush from petsmart (awesome brush!). I did a massive water change and cut down my feeding regimen.

That worked for the worms, not sure about those other things, but it's a good start!

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wow it does look like rotifers, i need more research though, thanks
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