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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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What is this thing in my tank? (pic)

I got a bunch of these stuffs growing at the back on my tank, doesn't look like algae, but I have no idea what is it.


Also..any can ID what kind of tiny critters is this? (top right corner) It is about half the size of a seed shrimp. (bottom left corner)
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The first picture looks like algae (diatoms) to me.

As for the tiny critter, it might be a snail.

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The second picture looks like a water mite to me...

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The second picture looks like a water mite to me...
Are they harmful to other livestock (cherry shrimps and baby shrimplet?)
Should I try to remove them?
I think I am seeing more and more of these guy....
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Yeah, you should remove one, at least. Just to get a clearer look, if for nothing else.

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