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Old 11-18-2018, 05:19 PM
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Sps pest identification

https://youtu.be/8yi_N0rLeus

Definitely eating at acros. Video is to show how it moves.

Everything was dipped in Bayer at double strength but somehow this made it by.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:14 PM
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RIP. I got over these recently. They are immune to everything I threw at them. I think i was able to trace it back to a frag pack from tck coral.

What ended up working for me was manually removing them under a stereoscope from every acro in my tank 2x per week for several months.

I found someone from r2r who had them and reached out to him. He said he got rid of them with me coral dip 4x and a scrub brush but that didnt work for me either.

I ended up losing a few colonies to that bug, definitely hit them hard.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:21 PM
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As far as identification, I'm not totally sure what they are. Under the microscope they seem to have a slug like appearance and ball up when threatened like an armadillo.

What I've tried on them were bayer, coral rx, revive, prazipro, me coral dip 4x, seachem reef dip, straight iodine, interceptor, and the active ingredient from flatworm rx that i got from ebay (forget the name).... but none of those had any impact.
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WOw, thats crazy.How did you notice you got them...Looks like they worth then AEFW...
Do the look like black bugs?
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Thanks for the response. Sorry to hear you went through that and now I’m worried what this means for the tank. Who was the person in r2r if you don’t mind me asking?

May not have been the best idea but I took the corals out that showed signs of damage and did a fw dip in rodi. Bugs dropped off immediately and corals seem battered but are alive today with polyp extension. Not sure where these came from as I haven’t anything for 4 weeks. If the corals survive the week I’m going to take everything out and do the same in a qt tank. Rather lose some than all.
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WOw, thats crazy.How did you notice you got them...Looks like they worth then AEFW...
Do the look like black bugs?
I know, definitely worse in my opinion cause the Bayer dip didn’t get em. Really saddened by this, tank was finally starting to look good.
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May be try Six Line Wrasse , I think they eat some kind flatworms .
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Thanks for the response. Sorry to hear you went through that and now I’m worried what this means for the tank. Who was the person in r2r if you don’t mind me asking?

May not have been the best idea but I took the corals out that showed signs of damage and did a fw dip in rodi. Bugs dropped off immediately and corals seem battered but are alive today with polyp extension. Not sure where these came from as I haven’t anything for 4 weeks. If the corals survive the week I’m going to take everything out and do the same in a qt tank. Rather lose some than all.
At least they dropped off with the rodi dip. I had thought i tried a fw dip with no signs of effect on the parasite, maybe not.

the guy who had them on r2r... let me see if i can find it. may be a while
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Added a wrasse yesterday. Only bright side is these guys are black and easy to spot on dead tissue. They move faster than other pests too.

Gonna add a few more wrasses temporarily until I beat them. The bugs should be easily spotted by wrasses.
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i had wrasses in my tank and they didnt want to bother with them.

the guys name on r2r is thirst
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