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Small White Insects In Turtle Tank

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#1 damovts


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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

Hi, I have had my turtles for about a month now and today i noticed some small white insects about the size of a pin prick crawling on the glass...there also also one or two small white insects which look like little sliters..... what is the cause of these??? will they harm the turtles??

BTW we have 2 common musks


#2 kevinthecow



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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:52 AM

size tank? :S
(just wondering)

And, could you possibly get pictures? :)

#3 TylerFerretLord



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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:01 PM

The ones the size of a pinprick are probably copepods, and those that look like slaters are probably Asellus sp. or similar isopods.

#4 damovts


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

so are they harmful??

pictures of the turtles or insects lol?? the insects are prob too small to see on the camera.

tank is 3 foot

#5 Liam


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

They do no harm at all, and are a sign of good water quality. We dont see them in fish tanks as they get eaten.

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