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Help What are these Spiders/ Parasites ??

My friend recently got HC carpet plant he put it in his aquarium along with the substrate in which HC was grown in the shop. He treated HC plant with methylene blue before putting it in his aquarium.

Now he has got these white eggs/ parasites/ small spiders like things all over the front glass. they are all over his gravel as well. One of them grew up so quickly and my friend took it out of aquarium and it ran away was something like spider/ crab i will share the link for video in which u will clearly see what happened.



this one got big and the rest of the small white dots r moving constantly they r some kind of eggs



this is the video showing how they move. You will also see the medicine he put in his aquarium that is green color to kill these but it did not work.

http://sendvid.com/7pflfr6d

this is another video in which the spider like thing was taken out of aquarium and it ran it means it can survive outside as well

http://sendvid.com/7q7fb8a1
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Did it look anything like this http://nanoaquarist.com/thai-micro-c...e-invert-nano/. It is a long shot but it could be some type of micro crab like the Thai micro crab. They are supposedly hard to keep alive in tanks but stranger things have happened. You might want to look up aquatic spiders. There is a group of spiders that can live underwater. They carry a bubble of air under water to breath. They also make an underwater dome out of air bubbles to live in. You haven't been harvesting plants from any bio hazard areas have you? LOL You could have discovered a mutant.
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Did it look anything like this http://nanoaquarist.com/thai-micro-c...e-invert-nano/. It is a long shot but it could be some type of micro crab like the Thai micro crab. They are supposedly hard to keep alive in tanks but stranger things have happened. You might want to look up aquatic spiders. There is a group of spiders that can live underwater. They carry a bubble of air under water to breath. They also make an underwater dome out of air bubbles to live in. You haven't been harvesting plants from any bio hazard areas have you? LOL You could have discovered a mutant.
I think u r right these r thia micro crabs my friend has achieved what people in Thailand could not :p they r very hard to keep and my friend aquarium is loaded with them he can't find a way to kill them all LOL. The guy from which he bought HC he imported it from Thailand so it makes sense now maybe they were breeding thia micro crabs or as u said testing mutant micro crabs lol
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Hope he keeps them instead of killing them! That's really cool!
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It's some sort of water mite, no way it's a Thai micro crab.

If you've ever seen Limnopilos naiyanetri up close in real life, they're SLOW. They move like sloths & chameleons.

Personally I would kill them, ticks, aphids, mites are not insects I want in my tank.


http://www.ecospark.ca/changingcurrents/mite

http://www.ndfreshwaterinverts.vcsu....da&scl=Acarina

http://www.mdfrc.org.au/bugguide/dis...uplet=0&Type=9
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It's some sort of water mite, no way it's a Thai micro crab.

If you've ever seen Limnopilos naiyanetri up close in real life, they're SLOW. They move like sloths & chameleons.

Personally I would kill them, ticks, aphids, mites are not insects I want in my tank.


http://www.ecospark.ca/changingcurrents/mite

http://www.ndfreshwaterinverts.vcsu....da&scl=Acarina

http://www.mdfrc.org.au/bugguide/dis...uplet=0&Type=9
My friend's aquarium has spider web at the back side of glass is it possible that those spider lay eggs in his aquarium and these r actually spiders ???
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