Small white bugs?

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    U4BOYZ Got Fish?

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    I am fairly new to reefing and could use some guidance/advice. I've attached a close-up photo of these little white bugs? all over the inside of my aquarium. The photo has been blown up considerably...there are actually hundreds of them all over....and one of them would fit on the head of a pin. Thanks for your help....Now if I can just figure out how to attach that photo! :question:


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    daugherty part time reefer

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    use photo bucket and than you just copy the img code and paste in in your text
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    andysgirl8800 Blenny Badlands

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    They are probably pods...amphipods or copepods. My son, who loves all bugs, thinks they're really cool. They are a natural food source for your fish and are a good thing to have in your system.
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    +1 andysgirl
    You are in luck. Now go get a Power Ball ticket!
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    The little white thing in your picture is a hydroid jellyfish. They're harmless and will eventually go away. [​IMG]
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    Oh! I couldn't open the picture. I retract my last post. Sorry.
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    "Tanks" for the feedback. :) Very helpful.:sfish:
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    andysgirl8800 Blenny Badlands

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    Oh, I couldn't open your pic either. I had some of those too when I first started. Think my first fish gobbled them all up.
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    U4BOYZ Got Fish?

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    Thanks for the help...It turns out they were indeed hydroid jellyfish. :) I bought a firefish yesterday...and he seems to be happily eating them all.
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    Those look like creepy little fellows. :shock:
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    U4BOYZ Got Fish?

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    They're gone now. My firefish ate them all. They were short-lived. :)
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    the brown ones are toxic and multiply just as fast as your pest anemones. if you see brown ones remove as quick as possible, as far as my knowledge of the white ones, they do not carry any toxins that will hurt your reef aquarium.
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    How on earth would you remove little bugs from your tank? Especially hundreds?
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    I would use your teeth
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    Humm....
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