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    I have a qt that I just recently removed a molly from, 24 hrs later the water has microscopic things skittering around in the bottom of the tank, what can this be and how do I fix the problem without changing all the water. any help and info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Welcome to the AC

    Pics of the "things" would help, in the meantime, look here: http://www.planetinverts.com/what_is..._aquarium.html
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    thank you slaphappy for your response, I can not take a pic because they are to microscopic, however your info was very helpful and I believe I have copepods

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    You are welcome, good to hear they may be copepods, completely harmless, some fish will even snack on them.

    http://www.aquariumfiltersetup.com/a...rium-copepods/
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    welcome to the forum. does your Molly happen to be a female?
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    In my experience, the way to take care of unwanted (non-parasitic/pathogenic) inverts is to add some fish. :)

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    Pods are a common sight in healthy tanks. Their presence is usually a fair indicator that the water quality is good enough to support the smaller and more delicate organisms. There is no need to get rid of them as they are harmless.

    Just another part of nature trying to fill in every niche in a flourishing ecosystem.

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