Does anyone know what this is?

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Does anyone know what this is?
I took the photos using a digital camera through the eyepiece of microscope.
I collected the specimen from my fish tank :uhh:
 

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These are likely to be protozoan or microscopic animals. In the first two picture, the organisms seems to have a flagella but it is hard to says without the proper stainning.

It is hard to do any identification without the proper information and equipment.
 
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Apicomplexa plasmodium?

Or Paramecium in conjugation
 
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Chound you got some nice pics, but yeah you need to stain these things you see under the microscope. Get more pics.
 
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sssddd said:
Chound you got some nice pics, but yeah you need to stain these things you see under the microscope. Get more pics.
I did stain them using saffronin and methylene blue(That's all I've got). But still they are transparent. I am pretty sure they have flagella.

The second one looks like some kind of organism(has flagella) with spores inside it.
 
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Better picture

I think this picture seems to give a better idea of the organism
Here is the things i could obsere:
1)2 flagella which join inside the body.
2)Almost oval body but the front is modified like the horns on the devil.
3)I think it has a nucleus near the left devil's horn
 

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ok ok sorry now I see the flagella. Could you tell me the magnification.
 
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