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Old 03-23-2004, 08:50 PM   #11
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I recently noticed a few red spots....Is it a parasite? I blasted them off with a turkey baster over a buket and did that untill i didn't see anymore. What the heck is it.

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NOOOOOOO.. its a parasite.. YUCK.. ewwww There is a topic about how to clear them up..


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...And has not been tested all that much. Any help please.

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That did'nt come from the one i sent you did it?

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I got it from a lfs almost 2 moths ago. After i used the turkey baster there were no more on it. Will it spred? I am at a loss for words. Why the bad luck lately. First the problem with my clam. ( whick is better now) and now this. AHHHHHHHHHHHH..

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Most of the time people miss them as they come in as just a few microscopic eggs and hatch within the aquaria.. They multiply very rapidly until you can see them.. I am sorry about that and I know that alot and I mean alot of people have had issues with them... The cure method has been something that many many have waited for a long long time for.. I know that there is even a few locals around here that have used it without issues...

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They are very dark almost deep red, with neon green polyps. VERY COOL!!! One is totally incrusting a rock and the other one has great groth as well.


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sorry two conversations going on at once. But anyways. Back to my problem. Any other advice????
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Remove and destroy the frag. Red Bugs are only found on Acropora sp. So your other sps should be ok, provided they are not acros. Some acropora are immune to the red bugs, for instance green slimers appear to be immune, my millepora is immune, anacropora, although closely related to acropora are not effected by red bugs. It is still unclear as to whether the bugs are actually parasitic, but as I told you in my pm, in a closed environment, with no natural means to keep them in check...they are gonna be a problem in the long run. In the future, I recommend inspecting all new acro frags with a magnifying glass before purchase, while it's in the bag, while it's acclimating, and bfore putting it in the tank. If you find them, don't put it in your tank.
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That is good because i have a green slimer and i love the color of it. So just take it out and destroy it huh? Now basically the bugs will never leave the system right? So if i get new acros they are eventually gonna come back?
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The bugs need a host, if your system is free of acros for a a couple weeks or a month, then you can safely put new acros in. Removing and destroying the frag are just one option, as I toldyou in pm, I did this the first time I had them, second time I did something different, both were not the best for the coral. I would really consider the treatment that has been linked. That is the way I will go if I ever get them again. I would imagine that in another year, there will be a treatment on the market offered by one of the aquarium supply manufacturers that uses the active ingredient in the heartworm medicine and has it dialed in just perfect and safer
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