Water Mites?

Silencedogood

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Hi guys-

I was cleaning out my 30 gallon tank when I noticed some weird tiny bugs on the glass and water's surface. They were hopping around and there were a lot of them. Any idea on what they are and if they are harmful? I should note that my tank was a month overdue for a cleaning; I'm moving and I didn't get a chance to water change.

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They are the white dots on the glass.
 
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I finished cleaning the tank and they are gone now. As long as they won't harm the fish I'm good. :)
 
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wait maybe its a colony of some small insect or bug or crustacean or something under your substrate and you made a lot of them come up. can i see your tank?(i also want to see your tank because i really like the guppy on your pfp lol)
That guppy I bred last year but unfortunately it died from poisoning. I have another one though (his son) that looks exactly like him.
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There are still some of the mites or whatever they are on the water's surface and they're just hanging out. There are less of them though.
 
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They are hopping around. Where do they come from? The only thing I can think of is that I added frogbit to my tank in November. Maybe that's it?
 
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