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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tons of Fast White bugs!!

I'm new to the hobby and I'm not sure if this is a common things or not. I've been cycling my first tank for about 2 weeks now and I have just begun to notice about 50 tiny white bugs crawling on the substrate and driftwood. Its like they appeared overnight! They are about the size of a grain of sand, are oval in shape, and crawl around VERY FAST. In fact, I saw one move across the entire length of my tank (24 inches) in just about 10 seconds! There are no fish in my tank yet and the only inhabitants are a bunch of snails that came with my plants. I've been trying to remove them manually. What should I do about these tiny white bugs? If I had to guess an ID solely based on a taxonomy class I just took I would guess that they are some type of "pod", perhaps amphipod. Pictures would be impossible as they just look like white dots that blend in with the random white specks in my eco-complete. Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:33 PM
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You shouldn't do anything, they're fine. Probably copepods.

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