View Full Version : What are these on my glass???

04/07/2015, 09:48 PM
These came out on my glass about 3-4 days ago. Not sure what they are. Was thinking small plankton but yet again not sure.

All parameters are good on tank including tempature.

I have no fish in tank yet and only have coral which all are thriving. I doubt there anything bad but would like to know more. Best picture I could take.


As you can see also no pest on coral




04/07/2015, 09:51 PM
They look like copepods. Great to have. No worries!

04/07/2015, 10:16 PM
Figured nothing to worry about... just so many. Like they are everywhere lol.

04/07/2015, 10:38 PM
Wow! That's awesome! Great pod population!!

04/08/2015, 08:14 AM
Yeah think I may get a Mandarin goby now. There is a lot the picture is a spot the size of a nickel.

04/08/2015, 10:05 AM
What size in the tank? If it's under 75g and has no refugium, a mandarin won't survive. Even with a 'fuge, you need at least a 55g. Mandarins eat A LOT of food, they have to take a bite every five seconds or so.

04/08/2015, 10:22 AM
Betta, yes I know not my first tank and sure isn't my last. I have multiple tanks and wasn't planning on putting one in this tank. I do appreciate the concern though. I have 2 Mandarin in my 150 gallon btw. They have been thriving for 4 years already.

04/08/2015, 01:46 PM
hey snoop, i'd isolate some in a separate container and keep them as a back up.
that's a nice batch you got there.

04/08/2015, 01:55 PM
Gogo7 I have never thought of that. One thing I do not know is how long they can last in a container. Any advice?

04/09/2015, 09:29 AM
those are Tisbee's -- great pod culture. I culture Tisbee and Tigriopus. super easy. gotta feed them phyto. easiest to culture that too. all you need a feww 1 gallon containers and an air stone. Google pod culture.