Ich or copepods.

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  1. Acidraindt

    Acidraindt Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I just had a little ich breakout on 2 of my fish...although they dont seem to notice (I can still see it).
    Today I noticed little white specs all over the back of my tank glass and sides. They look like very small little white circles. Are these copepods...my tank is about 1.5 months old...would they wait this long to show themselves or is this ich all over my tank?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are copepods and it takes time for their populations to build up enough for you to see them.
     
  4. Acidraindt

    Acidraindt Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Does this mean I can add a small fish that just eats copepods? Or will I still need to supplement it?
     
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    the stages of ich that don't attach to your fish are much too small to see, so it could be copepods, snail eggs or micro feather dusters.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should supplement it as the fish will quickly decimate the population.
     
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  9. Acidraindt

    Acidraindt Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    k, thanks, I wont get too crazy with copepod eating fish.