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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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This is so interesting. I'm going to check my tanks!
Hopefully someone can identify what this is.....it is very interesting. Idk where they came from....but they seem to rest on the frogbit.
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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 10:36 AM
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I bet they're springtails! Check this out. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wYES8KWLMGs
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I bet they're springtails! Check this out. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wYES8KWLMGs
That would be what they are, @BettaBabe!!!!! That video is exactly what they look like bouncing on my water surface! Are they considered a fish food? & will they take over my frogbit?
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Quick internet search suggests they won't hurt anything in your tank. Some fish will eat them. They feed on decaying matter and microbes.

Bump: It should be noted that I have no experience with these. I just couldn't sleep last night, so I scoured the internet.
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I have a few different cultures of springtails for my dart frogs and what I have hopping around on my water is definitely to small.

Edit: Actually after looking a little closer I think they might be springtails but a different species than I'm used to.

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I have a few different cultures of springtails for my dart frogs and what I have hopping around on my water is definitely to small.

Edit: Actually after looking a little closer I think they might be springtails but a different species than I'm used to.

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The video that @BettaBabe posted looks just like what is happening in my tank, @Timmy!! Idk if they are springtails or not, but that video is what I am experiencing.....whatever they are.
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Have always had these pop up on my tanks, never had an issue

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That would be what they are, @BettaBabe!!!!! That video is exactly what they look like bouncing on my water surface! Are they considered a fish food? & will they take over my frogbit?
Hey! That's what I said three days ago!!! I get springtails in my worm bin
AFAIK they're just a sort of detritivore.

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I have some of those in my sump pump pit in my basement, not for my tank but the sump for my basement foundation. None in my tank that I have seen though.

I always wondered what they were.
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Hey! That's what I said three days ago!!! I get springtails in my worm bin
AFAIK they're just a sort of detritivore.
Yes @Daisy Mae......you DID diagnose the little buggers as springtails! Great job! That's why I joined this forum.....you guys are so smart & knowledgeable!
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