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Looks like a limpet (a type of mollusc). There are many sizes and types, but one that's common is a teeny tiny freshwater aquarium "pest".

"Pest" in quotes because they're usually only a problem when something is new or out of whack or out of balance. Eg overfeeding? New setup? 

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Limpets (little snails)! They are a beneficial part of the ecosystem. I have them too!

If they get too annoying, cut back in feeding a bit.

Find a magnifying glass or use the magnifier app to take a look at their little mouths in action cleaning the glass. It is neat.

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