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I'm not sure if this is the right section or not so feel free to move it.

Anyways I was checking my Betta Tank this morning and to my horror I noticed every teenie tiny WHITE THINGS swimming in the tank! I have no idea what they are. One was hanging around a Marimo and another was just free swimming.

They are very very small. Are they water fleas? What should I do?

It is a 3 gallon tank with weekly water changes (1 to 1.5 gallons). The tank is planted with a temp of 80 degrees


Thanks for the help.
 

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They are probably copepods. They are harmless, feed the betta a little less every day and they will eventually disappear. BTW the betta will probably eat snack on them at some point.
 

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Do you have any small shrimps in there like Cherry shrimps? the babies are very tiny and look like a white tiny spec that moves around.
 

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I've had these guys in my nano tanks. Sometime they would cover a significant portion of the glass. Put any small fish in there and they'll be delicious snacks. Harmless. Regular water changes, less feeding and they will likely disappear.
 

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coepods in my shrimp tank were easily managed by a single guppy and there were lots.
root of the problem is overfeeding usually.
they should be harmless but they drove me nuts looking at them so I picked up a male guppy who got well fed for a week or two.
 

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Nice to have live food for your beta.

Probably reduce the normal feeding for a while to balance out things.
 
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