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hey i have a 2.5 gal with 2 nerite snails and red cherry shrimp. and i have like 20+ little things swimming around.... at first i thought they are baby cherry shrimp because i saw a few of my shrimp pregnant...

but they dont look anything like these babies
http://www.planetinverts.com/red_cherry_shrimp_hatching.html

idk how to explain what they look, and i cant really take a picture of them with a camera. but they look like VERY VERY VERY tiny grains of rice?
 

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their swimming patterns look like the way how shrimp swim but they look nothing like shrimp! lol

best i could do with pictures

 

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Maybe daphnia? The pics are a little suspect, so it's hard to tell.
 

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Could be

Maybe some sort of copod? Basically in well-established tank little guys like these colonize but are no threat. Just means you need to either feed less or clean more.
 
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