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Hi reefers ,
I was wondering , i am seeing thousants maybe even millions small white critter on the glass/sand/stone's actualy everywhere .

Doesnt seem to harm anything but wonder what they just are ?

Tank is fairly new , about 3 months old .

Tried to make a video but they are that small that i cant focus on them . They look like round balls with a tail on them as far i can see .



Thanks in advance .
 

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Thanks for fqst response , it did check that topic but cannot find any simmilars .
 

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Those are copepods. Good to have in your tank. You'll see a lot of them in a newer tank before you stock up on fish that eat them. Otherwise, they eat the stuff you can't see but want eaten. Larger versions of these are called amphipods, getting almost the size of a small pill bug/rolypoly. Also good to have.

Study up on those hitchhikers. You'll come across a lot of them as your tank matures!
 
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Those are copepods. Good to have in your tank. You'll see a lot of them in a newer tank before you stock up on fish that eat them. Otherwise, they eat the stuff you can't see but want eaten. Larger versions of these are called amphipods, getting almost the size of a small pill bug/rolypoly. Also good to have.

Study up on those hitchhikers. You'll come across a lot of them as your tank matures!
Thanks for the answer :)
Also still good to have when they are expanding rapidly ? Everywhere i look there are colonies of them . Is there a point ever where i need to say lets tacle them a bit down or will they just self evade as food recources gets down ?

Thx
 
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Thanks for the answer :)
Also still good to have when they are expanding rapidly ? Everywhere i look there are colonies of them . Is there a point ever where i need to say lets tacle them a bit down or will they just self evade as food recources gets down ?

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Found these answers :)
Thanks :)
 

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Thanks for the answer :)
Also still good to have when they are expanding rapidly ? Everywhere i look there are colonies of them . Is there a point ever where i need to say lets tacle them a bit down or will they just self evade as food recources gets down ?

Thx
They'll regulate their population on their own if you don't have enough predators. If their food source dwindles, so will their population. They can't get to a point where they are a problem--if they ever do, scoop them out and sell them for $$$!
 

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