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Can anybody I.D this bug in my RCS tank

Took forever to get this picture due to the tiny size of these creatures.

Seems that very small "eggs" that seem to be directional (against the current) and some seem to go with the current. I could not get a picture of those, but they seem to of become the things in the pic, also small white dots 1-2 mm on the glass.

Also saw some 3-4 mm white worms but cant see them any more. I put some new plants in about 5 days ago. didnt wash them like usual.any clues?
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not positive but whats on that glass looks like just plain BBA to me....Its to busy/thick to be hydra. And the worms are most likely detritus worms.


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I really dont think its BBA. im familiar with that. I believe these tiny eggs floating around that seem to have swimming capabilities, attach and turn into this. Agree on the Hydra tho. thanks lamiskool

I think that it is this

http://naturalaquariums.com/inverts/mossanimals.html

ok. not convinced thats it

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The little bushy spots appear to be BBA to me. Not Hydra.

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The little bushy spots appear to be BBA to me. Not Hydra.
agreed and thats what I noted as well. dirbrit, thats what bba looks like in my tank when it first starts to grow on a new surface. youll know in a few weeks if its bba or not as it will just grow bigger and bushier lol


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You see tiny white dots swimming around? Those are copepods or cyclops. Harmless enough. They eat gunk and live in just about every fish tank that's ever had aquatic plants in it, though you don't see them in most tanks due to the fish eating the bold ones.
The fuzz looks like some form of algae or fungus.


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Well ... Lol. Lamiskool and darkblade. My apologies for disagreeing on the bba. I am corrected and thank you for your time and knowledge..

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Well ... Lol. Lamiskool and darkblade. My apologies for disagreeing on the bba. I am corrected and thank you for your time and knowledge..

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We all learn through our own experience as well as the experience of others.

If you really wanted to spend the time/effort, you can always verify what we say (and I always urge people to do so, rather than trust blindly!) by allowing it to grow into a bigger tuft of BBA

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If you really wanted to spend the time/effort, you can always verify what we say (and I always urge people to do so, rather than trust blindly!) by allowing it to grow into a bigger tuft of BBA
lol, weirdly enough bba is the one algae I dont mind. Still never figured out what truly causes it as I have multiple tanks that have almost the exact params and in some there is bba and in other there isnt any


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