Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

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There are tiny white (clearish) dots on the inside of the glass in my tank. Is my algae eater getting lazy or is it something else? I can't get a picture of it because its too small. Everyone in the tank is happy and healthy :) .

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

I would try wiping it off with a soft clean cloth... See if that helps!
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jsvalenti replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

I did. It's not something I should be worried about right?

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

If it wipes off, I wouldn't worry about it...

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3oscars replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

my oscars like attacking me when i use a cloth, they usually nick it and swim off with it ;)
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jlsclsnms replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

Could it be eggs? My cory catfish layed eggs in my community tank and they stuck to the walls of the tank.
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mouth-brooder-fanatic replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

that depends - what is in there that can lay eggs that small on a vertical surface? if u have snails, maybe. but i think they may be water fleas or white hair algae - both are not harmful. the fleas can be sorted out by feeding less or making sure all food gets eaten immediately by small pinches at a time.
if its white hair algae it can just wipe off. np.
soo eggs, algae, fleas? x
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jsvalenti replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

I got a pleco and its all gone. I wiped some of it off, and he got the rest. I guess it WAS algae. :blush:

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Little dots on the inside of my tank.....

There's lots of different types of algae, and the tiny spots on the glass can be the hardest to get rid of.
They esp. form on tiny scratches on my tank's glass inner surface.
I use a nailscrubber from time to time to get rid of them, if my normal Magfloaty doesn't do the job. ;)

Just be carefull, overly aggressive scrubbing can result in nasty scratches, if there's a tiny grain of sand behind the scrubber! :S
Been there, done that...and regretted it a lot... :blush:
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