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Little white bug like things on glass

After setting up my 29 gallon dirted tank i just recently started noticing these little white bugs in the glass and plants. In assuming it came from the dirt or plants. I dont have any fish in the tank yet but would like to soon. If anyone knows how to get rid of them that would be great. Im not sure if this is in the right forum.

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That's my first guess too. Harmless critters.

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Yep, the fish will eat them. Most likely some sort of copepods or amphipod.
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Yep, thought of seed shrimp as well.


But any chance they could be itty bitty baby snails? In the second pic, the ones in the middle look a bit cone shaped.
But I bet that just the picture is blurred a bit and I am still pretty sure they are seed shrimp because of the color. Harmless to anything and are a free live food source!
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Apparently, that is a good sign of water quality.


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Yep, thought of seed shrimp as well.


But any chance they could be itty bitty baby snails? In the second pic, the ones in the middle look a bit cone shaped.
But I bet that just the picture is blurred a bit and I am still pretty sure they are seed shrimp because of the color. Harmless to anything and are a free live food source!
I don't think they are snails, although i have snails in that tank as well, when i used a magfloat then swam through the water.

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It's a type of pod, to be more exact an Ostrapod more than likely. They are football shaped clam like critters. Here is a link to a description. Clam Shrimp Ostracod Fs. I have them in my tank and I put it underneath the microscope awhile back. It's the same critter from the link in which I posted a few pics and even a video earlier this year or last year on another person's thread. They eat waste in the tank and are harmless. Many people mistake them for water fleas but that would be incorrect. In large numbers they are rather unsightly. Having a cleaner tank and having routine tank maintenance will lower their numbers though. I think my cories also make a snack of them if they can catch them. They can scoot around fairly quick when they need to.

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It's a type of pod, to be more exact an Ostrapod more than likely. They are football shaped clam like critters. Here is a link to a description. Clam Shrimp Ostracod Fs. I have them in my tank and I put it underneath the microscope awhile back. It's the same critter from the link in which I posted a few pics and even a video earlier this year or last year on another person's thread. They eat waste in the tank and are harmless. Many people mistake them for water fleas but that would be incorrect. In large numbers they are rather unsightly. Having a cleaner tank and having routine tank maintenance will lower their numbers though. I think my cories also make a snack of them if they can catch them. They can scoot around fairly quick when they need to.
Do they eat plants by any chance? I have something munching on the leaves that are closest to the water surface.


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Nope. I mentioned they eat waste in the tank.To be more exact they more than likely feed on dead matter both plant and inhabitants and algae. I see them the most when I have algae on the glass. Otherwise they stay in the substrate. Under the scope I observed them hanging around debris/mulm. They probably feed on something within. I look at them like mother natures good ole ants. They will break down anything,lol. Some of the microscopic organisms in our tank, eat other microscope organisms as well. A fish tank whether its FW or SW is truly its own eco system. It's pretty cool to see all life that is in our tanks.
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