getting rid of white water mites

Tom Barr

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Looks more like a fungi to me, few mites eat decaying wood, a shrimp will make quick work of them, get some ADA shrimp.
FW limpets make hard shells about this size, typically on glass though.

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Thanks Tom, but...

Did you see his drawings and pictures toward the end? It's not fungus. It's some type of arthropods like water mites. He put one under a microscope and drew it.

So Amano shrimp will eat them. I quess some of the species of ghost shrimp will too.
 

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Shrimp will lay waste to them as will a gourami, SAE's and most any decent sized fish etc. A wood gnawing pleco also.

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Well, not many are good with aquatic entomology although that was what most did at the lab I worked at in UCSB.

I could get a close approximation, but why? Are these really pest? Are they hurting anything? Are there predators that would like to eat them available?

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I just got a pm from Jacques:

"Thanks a lot, Left C. If you get a chance, please pass on my thanks to Tom!

Jacques"

I told him that I asked you about them. I thank you also.