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I just noticed today when I went to feed my fish that there are tiny white bugs jumping on top of the water. Does anyone know what they are and if they are bad.

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there are springtails and critters like that who will show up and live happily in aquariums... sometimes more surface agitation will get rid of them...
 

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Well Usually most bugs aren't harmful to the aquarium. If you are still shaky about keeping them in your tank you could remove them with a fine net or something of the sort. However cichlids wouldn't mind eating a bug or two I know people that feed cichlids grasshoppers and other insects deliberately.
 

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I have these too. I know exactly what you are talking about. They are almost too small to see, like fleas or something. Never did any harm to my tank....I think they made me itch a few times after cleaning the tank though.
 

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Well, you have to figure they eat a bunch of bugs in the wild don't they?
 
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