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Old 03-04-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Bug on coral HELP!!

I Brought home a piece of pulsing xenia yesterday. This morning when I went to check on it I saw about three TINY white bugs on the rock that the Xenia came on. Does anybody know what they are and if they are safe or should I try and get rid of them and if I need to how?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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I don't know a lot about coral pests, so I am not sure on this one.

I suppose that there is a chance that the little bugs are copepods, since you described them as tiny. If this is the case, copepods are harmless and a great food source for living organisms in a reef tank!

However, there is also a chance that the bugs are a coral pest. I would keep a sharp eye on all of your corals, and make sure that no part of the coral is eaten.
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Ok thanks for the help, they could be Copepoda because you have to really look to see them
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Ok thanks for the help, they could be Copepoda because you have to really look to see them
That may be the case then. I would also do a little bit of research on the internet just to make sure that it isn't a coral pest. From your description it does sound like copepods though, so that is great!
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Ok thanks for all the help
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Ok thanks for all the help
No problem, if you have any other questions/comments/concerns, I will be happy to help!
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