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Old 03-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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anyone know what this is?????

Hi i noticed all these horribke lil bugs around my starfish today and my anemones and torch coral has closed up about to check the waters now but plz help!!!!!

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hard to tell from the picture but my guess would be pods, which are not only harmless, but beneficial. Google copepods and amphiboles and see if that's what you're seeing. Corals close up for various reasons, not all of them bad. When you have water parameters, post them here.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Hard to tell from the picture but my guess would be pods, which are not only harmless, but beneficial. Google copepods and amphiboles and see if that's what you're seeing. Corals close up for various reasons, not all of them bad. When you have water parameters, post them here.
Its hard to tell mate their only about 1-2 ml n it looks like its eating the starfish crawling in and out could it b larver!! c if you can see it better in this pic and what parameters should i check thnx dude

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Old 03-07-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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Hard to tell from the picture but my guess would be pods, which are not only harmless, but beneficial. Google copepods and amphiboles and see if that's what you're seeing. Corals close up for various reasons, not all of them bad. When you have water parameters, post them here.
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Those are def pods. They are helpful...though I'd be concerned about your starfish...it just looks odd to me. Has it been sitting like that long/moving?
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Those are def pods. They are helpful...though I'd be concerned about your starfish...it just looks odd to me. Has it been sitting like that long/moving?
Ye he was fine untill today moving around eating but hes curled up badly today n looks like hes dieng whats the best method to try saving him or do u know what ive done wrong this was him yesterday and day before

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Yes, it's dying and there's nothing you can do. Your tank looks awful new for such a sensitive creature. the pods are just cleaning up the mess.
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Yes, it's dying and there's nothing you can do. Your tank looks awful new for such a sensitive creature. the pods are just cleaning up the mess.
So i just gota let the poor thing die the tanks been running for 5 months now and i was told he would have been fine
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I have seen people keep them with success, but I've seen many more that melted away. I don't know what the reason is. It could be poor collection practices, poor acclimation, parameter issues...etc. That's correct. There's nothing you can do once the flesh starts falling off and turning to mush.
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You can take it to your fish store to spare its life and make some money back.
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