Bitricker Posted November 13, 2009 Share Posted November 13, 2009 In the last couple of days i noticed that there were some little white specs suspended in my water. Today I noticed that they were actually clinging to the glass and moving on their own. Am I correct to assume copepods/amphipods. The fish have been acting a little agitated(scary) for the past week or so and I read this could be the case if the free swimming population was large enough. Just curious if i should be concerned? They seem to be going after the algae on the glass and the fish seem less agitated day by day so if it's not an issue I'd just as soon leave them be. I've only had the tank about a month and a half but it's been running for 6 years. Is this just part of a cycle I haven't seen yet or do you think the population is on the rise? I have upgraded the lights and powerheads since I got the tank, and also added some animals. I Hadn't planned on adding anything else until I get my 150g up and running, but I will if I need to for balance. In the 55g tank: 2 false percs 1 yellow tang 1 firefish 1 sebae anemone (newest addition about 2 weeks ago) 1 cleaner shrimp 4 sally lightfoot's 4-5 various hermit crabs 5 crowntop? snails 5 weird burrowing snails (nassarius maybe?) 1 sand sifter star I thought it worth mentioning that the new light caused a bit of an algae increase, could increased food supply be the cause of the new population? Extra flow and skimming seems to be reversing this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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