PeteEddowes PeteEddowes
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  • Posted on: 17/1/2011 19:29
Tiny white blobs #1
Hi all,

Just in the process of cycling my new tank and have noticed quite a few tiny (</= 1mm) white insect like things. They seem to crawl about on the substrate but also swim about quite fast. They are roughly oval in shape and have two smaller blobs on the back end.

Any ideas?

I can't find anything like them on google but strangely if you search the images for 'aquarium pests' you get a picture of Reese Witherspoon on the first page(??)

Thanks,

Pete
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Re: Tiny white blobs #2
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They are kind of this shape.

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Re: Tiny white blobs #3
Mickey Mouse taking a nap?
Sorry, I couldn't resist! You do get little white things in newly set up tanks. Most are nothing to worry about.
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Re: Tiny white blobs #4
That sounds like freshwater cyclops. Harmless and the fish will eat them once in
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Re: Tiny white blobs #5
Yep them's the fellas.

Thanks!
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Re: Tiny white blobs #6
Cool. Cycling tanks usually have all sorts of weird critters TBH.

Once the fish go in, most of them don't stand a chance - yum - a nice snack - lol
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