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Are these parasites or baby fish?

Discussion in 'Disease and Illness' started by Scorps1212, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Scorps1212

    Scorps1212 Active Member

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    Hey hey hey

    So today I cleaned out the filter along with a 50% waterchange.

    Out of the corner of my eye, in the bucket which has the water in that I cleaned all the bio media and sponges in, I could see a couple of things moving in circles.

    Are these parasites or baby fish that have been sucked up into the filter? We have got male and female mollies in the tank along with male and female dwarf gourmai's.

    Evidence between 0 and 40 seconds. Also at 1 min 20 secs

    Hopefully the link works

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    I am no expert, but they dont look like baby mollies to me.
    they look like the little parasite things you get when you havent cleaned the tank enough - but i cant remember what they are called...
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    Ah man I hope not. What about baby shrimps? I've got live plants in there so could have come from them o_O
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    Probably just seed shrimp, nothing major to worry about.
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    That's what I'm hoping. The way it moves is how a shrimp moves I think.

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