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velfamily
02/10/2009, 11:55 AM
i was thinking copepods... but can't find a picture of one that looks like this to confirm.
they are teeny tiny, hard and stationary....

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Brandon M
02/10/2009, 12:00 PM
Those are small filter feeders that usually pop up on the glass of new tanks. Nothing to worry about. :)

Sugar Magnolia
02/10/2009, 12:00 PM
Spirorbid worms. Harmless little filter feeders. If their population gets too big, you can scrape them off the glass with a razor.

velfamily
02/10/2009, 12:08 PM
thanks! glad to know they are harmless -

where did they come from? just showed up overnight as tiny little white specks and then doubled/tripled in size and numbers over the next night?!?
we also had a feather duster "appear" (tiny tiny little bugger) out of nowhere ???

sorry, still learning this bizarre, fabulous underwater world.

Whys
02/10/2009, 12:15 PM
They are actually a kind of feather-duster, I believe. Probably hitched a ride on your liverock. That's where mine came from.

SL38
02/10/2009, 12:16 PM
Harmless bugs, but they get annoying when they get all over the glass

Sugar Magnolia
02/10/2009, 12:17 PM
They just hitch hike in on the LR and reproduce. Google serpulid worm - my bet is your tiny little feather duster is one of those. ;)