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Old 03-10-2014, 04:42 AM   #1
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Coral pest

So at night I've been looking at my reef tank and I see little sea stars small bugs and worms not like bristle worms but black and white striped worms I would take pictures but there so small they won't show up on camera how are some ways I can get rid of these pest?
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:09 AM   #2
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Get a 6 line wrasse or try and remove them with tweezers.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:00 AM   #3
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How do you know they are pests?
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I wouldn't risk anything that looks like a fireworm and with white stripes it may be a relative of the fireworm. I'm not saying its a definite pest but personally I wouldn't risk it.
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I got coral rx today is that really gonna take care if the problem or will they just re populate
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It doesn't sound anything like a fireworm to me. "not like bristle worms" would indicate this.
take a look here and see if you can make an I.D.
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I got coral rx today is that really gonna take care if the problem or will they just re populate
Coral RX is for dipping corals, not for adding to the tank. figure out what they are before you start killing things. Tiny starfish are completely harmless and eat leftover food and detritus. they are good to have.
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I know you don't add it to the tank I'm not that dumb haha. But no I have see some red bugs or the aefw on my monti frags and they have been bleaching
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You have seen red bugs or flatworms? What do you mean? Both? I don't see red bugs on montipora. A coral can bleach from many things. I would look through that link and figure out exactly what's crawling around.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:07 PM   #10
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I've tried new bulbs, placement, flow everything
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