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  1. #1

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    Question There are Little somethings in my tank


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    They may be in all of them but I only notice this one in particular. I have no idea how to describe them. But I will try, If you take a pin and push it into a piece of paper (not all the way through) they are that size. They are white. They seem to swim on the wall back and forth. Some are floating inside the tank. There are little curls half circles, also white floating in there. The tank is hazy white. I have no doubt this is something I don't want in my tank. HHHHHHEEEEeeeeelllllPPPPP.

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    If they look like little white hairs, which it almost sounds like, it could be planaria (pics below)

    They are usually a result of overfeeding. If you cut back on the feeding a little and clean the substrate often, they will start to go away on there own.





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    In your first picture the bottom right corner has two half curved ones that look like some in my tank. The remainder look like lice or ? just little dots. But they are white as in your pix. The tank is a bare bottom. Will they do any harm to the fish?
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    I've never heard of them causing harm to fish, in fact, most fish will try to eat them

    Maybe try a few extra water changes and feeding less for the next little while to see if that helps improve your situation
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    planaria don't swim or float in the tank. if there are any that do, they might be nematode worms. if they are not wormlike and swim in a jerky motion then they might be copepods.

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    I looked copepods and found a picture, but it was so large I wouldn't be able to identify it in a smaller form. The nematodes don't sound good. I could not locate a picture of them, anybody have one or tell me where I can find one?
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    When they are both in a larva stage, they are very hard to tell apart (at least for me anyway). From what I have read, the nematodes seam to be more active in this stage when compared to planaria. But I have no first hand experience with nematodes. Pic below

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    What livestock is in the tank and what is the feeding regime?

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