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Help Little Small Bugs!!!!

Discussion in 'Amphibian - General' started by gingerb, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. gingerb

    gingerb Member

    Recently I just put some salvinia cucullata into my fire bellied toad tank and I just noticed some small white bugs swimming. They are about the size of a grain of sand or smaller and I'm worried for my frogs! What do I do? What are the bugs things? They are barley visible and I've only seen one so far but it's very possible there are more.
     
  2. gingerb

    gingerb Member

    I'm looking again and there are more! AHHHHH
     
  3. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    Sounds like harmless springtails or "wood mites" which is a term loosely applied to harmless microfauna usually introduced into enclosures through wood or live plants.

    If you want to attach a picture we can rule out anything dangerous but my bet is nothing to worry about :)
     
  4. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    If they are springtails you might want them in there. They are great cleaners! Do they hop around alot? That's a good way to tell.
     
  5. gingerb

    gingerb Member

    they are too small to photograph but you're probably right
     
  6. dp428

    dp428 Established Member

    I agree with springtails too
     

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