Floaters in the water dish[emoji848]

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Floaters in the water dish[emoji848]

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 am

Ok I'll go ahead and confess, I don't change the water in my crabitat every day, and I need to keep up with it better.ImageImage But I always notice that after the water has been in the tank for a little while, these little white things show upImageImage And I have no idea what they are, is it something I should worry about?Image

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Post by PinchersAndShells » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:12 am

They look like springtails to me. They’re harmless little bugs that eat mold and other kinds of decaying materials. They float on water. :)
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Re: Floaters in the water dish[emoji848]

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:40 am

PinchersAndShells wrote:They look like springtails to me. They’re harmless little bugs that eat mold and other kinds of decaying materials. They float on water. :)
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Post by odelayheehoo » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:00 pm

The white things are definitely springtails, and they are harmless, but what concerns me a bit is your water dish in general. That appears to be one of the repti-rock dishes that are only 1/4" deep, do you provide water for the crabs where the can completely submerge?

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Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:44 pm

odelayheehoo wrote:The white things are definitely springtails, and they are harmless, but what concerns me a bit is your water dish in general. That appears to be one of the repti-rock dishes that are only 1/4" deep, do you provide water for the crabs where the can completely submerge?
Yes they have a saltwater pool that they can submerge in.Image And if or when I do a upgrade for them I plan on just going ahead and making a fresh water pool alsoImage

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