White micro bugs on glass and in tank

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Recently added coral to my tank and over night I have noticed some white micro bugs on the glass. I dontknow what they are or what I need to do to get rid of them.

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hard to tell, copepods are very small and also beneficial to a reef tank, search up a pic and see if they look similar to you
 
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Oh no!!! You have water fleas!!! Fortunately these are probably just copepods. Add fish and they’ll be food for them. Some fish rely on these for food. Corals also enjoy them. Pods of all sorts are generally beneficial to your tank. Very few that we commonly see are parasitic and these are most likely just common copepods. Congrats.
 
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I'm really worried about them. I spoke with a LFS and they think they're an issue and I need to suck them out with a syphon. Although they didn't look at a photo they recon because they must of come into my tank on my frag then they could be coral eating parasites.
 

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I'm really worried about them. I spoke with a LFS and they think they're an issue and I need to suck them out with a syphon. Although they didn't look at a photo they recon because they must of come into my tank on my frag then they could be coral eating parasites.
I suppose that's possible, but the fact that you have so many on the glass tends to indicate they are eating the film algae. I vote pods.
 
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Copepods. They are helpful, they clean up after fish and act as a food source.
Sounds like the lfs wants you to buy pods from them rather than get free hitchhikers...
I suppose that's possible, but the fact that you have so many on the glass tends to indicate they are eating the film algae. I vote pods.
I also say they look like copepods
I suppose that's possible, but the fact that you have so many on the glass tends to indicate they are eating the film algae. I vote pods.
I also say they look like copepods
Iv tried to take a video but it's hard to see as they're soo small but there's so many. I'm praying thier pods
 

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