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White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Stella » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 am

I just noticed this today as I was checking up on everything, and these tiny white specks were floating in my freshwater pool. Does anyone know what they could be?
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:11 am

Those look like springtails to me. (especially if they are jumping trying to get out of the water). They are great little bugs. Help keep the crabitat clean. A lot of times you will see a bunch of them, and then they will get in check.

Edit: Not harmful at all to the crabs :)
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Stella » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:13 am

GotButterflies wrote:Those look like springtails to me. (especially if they are jumping trying to get out of the water). They are great little bugs. Help keep the crabitat clean. A lot of times you will see a bunch of them, and then they will get in check.

Edit: Not harmful at all to the crabs :)


Oh, that’s a relief!
Where did they actually come from? I don’t mind another type of bug in my tank, it really helps me out.


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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:14 am

I'm not sure, but I know they like fresh food and mold :)
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Stella » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am

GotButterflies wrote:I'm not sure, but I know they like fresh food and mold :)


I did feed them fresh vegetables, and eggs last night.


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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Hermiesguardian » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:56 am

GotButterflies wrote:Those look like springtails to me. (especially if they are jumping trying to get out of the water). They are great little bugs. Help keep the crabitat clean. A lot of times you will see a bunch of them, and then they will get in check.

Edit: Not harmful at all to the crabs :)


I thought springtails were black.
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:02 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:Those look like springtails to me. (especially if they are jumping trying to get out of the water). They are great little bugs. Help keep the crabitat clean. A lot of times you will see a bunch of them, and then they will get in check.

Edit: Not harmful at all to the crabs :)


I thought springtails were black.


There are white ones too :)
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: aussieJJDude » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm

They love in your home and gardens, but due to the tank being warm/humid, they tend to be in larger numbers (and also free supply of foods!)

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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Hermie escape artist » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:49 pm

Stella wrote:I just noticed this today as I was checking up on everything, and these tiny white specks were floating in my freshwater pool. Does anyone know what they could be?
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I found white dots in my watermelon .. I give to crabbie ... same thing ??? Twice ... decided maybe not to feed him that anymore ...

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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:50 pm

@hermie escape artist - in your case, it could be springtails or food mites. Neither are harmful. Check out what's that bug under the forum :)
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Hermie escape artist » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 pm

GotButterflies wrote:@hermie escape artist - in your case, it could be springtails or food mites. Neither are harmful. Check out what's that bug under the forum :)
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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:02 pm

Yw! :)


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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: Hermie escape artist » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:10 pm

GotButterflies wrote:Yw! :)


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Re: White Specks in Water!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:03 pm

I'll link it for you: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92537
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