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I cannot get a picture of this super tiny creature. But ill do my best to describe it. It is small as a pin point, brown, jumps about 2 inches, it stays above water on my amazon frogbit, and has two antennae.

Thanks for any help IDing these bugs.
 

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I believe they call that the "brown pinpoint 2 inch jumper" but I don't know the technical name.

Just kidding to be serious to me this could be anything without a picture it's really hard to know.
 

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Sounds like a springtail, Google "springtail in aquarium" and see if that's what ya have.
 

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Sounds like a springtail, Google "springtail in aquarium" and see if that's what ya have.
Thanks, i don't know why i didn't think of them. I am not positive but they definitely remind me of springtails. Ill have to do more research, hopefully they aren't bad in any way. I have hundreds of them, but a few days ago I had none.
 

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I am not positive but they definitely remind me of springtails.
You may want to try bourletiella.

Ill have to do more research, hopefully they aren't bad in any way. I have hundreds of them, but a few days ago I had none.
If you dip your hand into the water, those critters can get on to your hand and cause a little bit of itch.

Increasing water surface agitation can slow down their growth rate.
 

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You may want to try bourletiella.



If you dip your hand into the water, those critters can get on to your hand and cause a little bit of itch.

Increasing water surface agitation can slow down their growth rate.
Well I cant increase surface agitation due to the frogbit. But I have read that increasing air flow and lowering the humidity will kill springtails off. So I may just have to remove my glass lid for awhile to air them out.

I honestly can't tell if the named springtail is what i have because I would need a magnifying glass to see it. They are only 1/4 of the size of my tropical springtails I feed to my dart frog.
 
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