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06-29-2009, 04:01 AM
i have a question about live rock /coral tank .i have had my tank going for just over 3 months and have noticed a ton of small white dots that move all over my glass .only livestock in tank is a foxface and bunch cleaner crew .anyone know what the dots are?

06-29-2009, 04:28 AM
sounds like pods (amiphipods/copepods)
these are good and a sign of a healthy tank.

06-29-2009, 08:09 AM
+1, I have them everywhere.

07-14-2009, 02:29 PM
So these white spots are not a sign of overfeeding? I read somewhere that was the case, but I find I have to leave a little food in the tank as I have one timid eater that nibble once everyone else is done.

I looked at these white dots with a magnifying glass, and they look like a rolled up worm. Do they eventually turn in to something else?


07-14-2009, 03:17 PM
It sounds like they might also be Spirorbid Worms. But again, nothing to worry about. If they bother you, you can scrape them off the glass.