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Things in my filter

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My Microscope arrived today... :clapping:

So the first thing I want to look at was the water in the filtration system on the goldfish tank... To my Horror I found these in there... I have no Idea what they are. :o

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The first is a small annelid worm (primitive relative of earthworms). You'll find these guys in almost any pond water sample. The second is one of the stalked ciliates (protozoa), possibly vorticella. It's also very common.

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The first is a small annelid worm (primitive relative of earthworms). You'll find these guys in almost any pond water sample. The second is one of the stalked ciliates (protozoa), possibly vorticella. It's also very common.

Stakos says maybe Rhabdochona cascadilla?

Heres the thread :)

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/101964-things-you-cant-unsee-in-your-filter/page__pid__1267776#entry1267776

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Those are the reason I wash my hands thoroughly after WCs. :o

Oh yeah trust me I do, but more now than ever!

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Rhabdochonas won't be able to survive in the filters for long, and I think they are bigger than that.

Glad to see you playing with the scope, Koko :)

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Rhabdochonas won't be able to survive in the filters for long, and I think they are bigger than that.Glad to see you playing with the scope, Koko :)

What do you think they are Alex?

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If you had any clue what all is in the "wild" waters you go swimming in, you'd never go there again.

It's a natural thing, and probably there for some reason. Kinda gross, but most likely harmless, I assume.

We just have to keep in mind that our tanks and filters are full of living organisms, and not a sterile environment in which only fish and beneficial bacteria live :)

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If you had any clue what all is in the "wild" waters you go swimming in, you'd never go there again.It's a natural thing, and probably there for some reason. Kinda gross, but most likely harmless, I assume.We just have to keep in mind that our tanks and filters are full of living organisms, and not a sterile environment in which only fish and beneficial bacteria live :)

Oh the more I look at things, the more I realize the HORROR! :rofl

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