These little buggers were crawling around on the glass in my cichlid tank. The water was half full because we had an ICK problem (lost both clown loaches but the cichlids survived so far) . The temp is 82* and was up at almost 87* for a few days. The tank ph is around 8.0 and is heavily salted at the moment for treating the ich (with aquarium salt). It is a 125 gallon tank that is being filtered with 2 fluvals (1 404 & 1 405). We did a good gravel vacuuming less than a week ago and normally do it weekly. There are new rocks in the tank.
All of a sudden I noticed these bugs crawling around on the glass. When I tried to wipe them out with a paper towel they jumped off the towel when I had it out of the tank.
This was the main group of them but they are all over the glass. I cant tell if they are in the water or below the water level on the glass. This spot is where a flake of food stuck to the glass
I dont know if they are harmfull to the fish or not. They had been flashing and rubbing but I'm pretty sure it was from the ick. Now that the ick is almost gone (the spots are gone just waiting a few more days to make sure) they arent rubbing more than normal. Please help!?!