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Old 11-10-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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I have placed a new montipora spongodes in my tank. It was doing great for a week then I noticed the polyps weren't extending anymore. Upon closer inspection I found black bugs crawling over the base. I was wondering what the best dip would be to kill these pest before they spread to my other monti's. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-10-2015, 11:19 AM   #3
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I don't know of any black bugs that eat sps. The coral in the picture looks fine to me. Can you take a macro image of the coral? Pick it up and move it close to the glass.
Coral RX kills stuff pretty good.
This stuff is a lot more potent-
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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Bayer will murder any crustaceans on that coral. You just have to be super careful with the ratio in the dip as it can fry the coral quite quickly.


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So what would be the ratio? And that pic is a couple days old. I'll post a better one when I get home.


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There's 3 of them on the plug. Like flecks of pepper. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-10-2015, 07:33 PM   #7
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I don't see any coral eaters. I don't know what those pods are, but I have not seen or heard of a black speck-looking critter that eats sps. Besides, this frag has been in your tank for a couple days now and those critters are all over the place by now. _ The coral still looks fine to me.
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So on closer inspection it's nudibranch and can't find Bayer at Home Depot. Not sure if it's carried here (Newfoundland). I've heard dettol works as a good coral dip. Has anyone else used it?


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Let me see a picture of this nudi. I still say the coral looks fine.
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