KittenFishMom Posted January 23 Share Posted January 23 Last night as I was shutting things down for the night. I noticed some kind of worm or lava in open ended "cocoons" that kept wiggling (I think to keep water flowing through the "cocoons"). Every once in a while, they would stick their heads and about half their body out and look like they were feeding on the Java moss pressed against the wall of the tank. I also saw what looked like tiny mosquito larva swimming to the surface. These were much smaller than mosquitoes or the blood worms. I have been having a very hard time with what tank. I think it is a bacteria bloom from over feeding. The ammonia and nitrites are both zero. But you can hardly see through the water in the tank. A week ago, I saw tiny cory fry wiggling through the water, but haven't seen any in 2 days. I don't know if they aren't there, or if the water is too cloudy. Tonight when I lifted the top to feed the corys, the tank smelled trashy, not sulfur, like at low tide. I took the lid off and the corner of the tank nearest a brink light outside the tank was covered in tiny dead flies. I wiped them out and wiped everywhere about the water line. I should taken photos first, but didn't. I think it is some kind of mig or fly that has it's larva in moist soil. I looked up white flies, but their life cycle doesn't need wet soil or standing water. I had been trying to grow the Java moss in a very shallow pan with the water level almost covering it for a few months, with plans of using it to build a moss back wall for my 55 tank. When the corys started spawning in the shrimp tank, I added the Java moss to provide lots of cover. I left the top off the tank, but will put it back before I go to bed. I'm not sure what is going on in the tank or what I should do about it. I went through info on every aquarium pest I could find, but nothing looked or sounded like this. The cloudiness might be from over feeding, or from these things. I now have 2 sponge filters and and air stone in the 10 gallon half cylinder tank. I moved the air stone to the corner where I saw these things, and the water got cloudier. It might have been food that settled in the moss, or it might be from these things. It is getting late, but I will do a 25% water change before bed. Any idea what might be going on and if these critters are helping or hurting my fish? Anyone every see anyth9ng like this before? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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