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daystorm
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# Posted: 1 Jun 2007 23:47


Ok, since before I had the mints in the tank, I was finding dirt on the glass, This dirt happened to be some kind of egg mass.

Now I'm looking very closely and there are these tiny long white wormy things on the glass. I can't take pics that small, about two or three milimetres in length, but I haven't seen anything flying or crawling around in there that wasn't introduced by me deliberately.

I just wiped the glass down, hopefully that will help, but if anybody has any clue?


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KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2007 01:39 · Edited by: KittenClaw22


Probably springtails, they help break down poop and plant debris in the tank. It's perfectly natural and healthy. Your darts will even eat them. A lot of people buy cultures to release into their tanks to help keep a good balance in thier mini ecosystem. I wouldn't worry about them.

Here is a site that has several pictures of them:

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/springtails.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springtail


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Al_frog
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2007 03:19


If they really look like small worms I doubt they are springtails.

daystorm
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2007 04:11


Yeah, I have sprintail cultures, what I'm looking at isn't springtails.


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