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Offline Lazylivin

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Best Reasons to Quarantine...
« on: January 31, 2010, 00:23:06 »
Several AEFW (Acropora Eating Flatworm) Found on a coral purchased from LFS after dipping in Revive. Small as a grain of sand up to a piece of rice. The worst pest to have in a reef tank with hardcorals and no know treatment that is reef safe.


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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 00:28:49 »
What about interceptor? I know it will kill snails and crabs as well as the bad. Will it work on the AEFW?

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 00:39:27 »
Unfortunately it wont kill AEFW. There are things that can kill them such as pig dewormer. However it is extremely harsh on corals and they can only survive for a short period of time in the solution. With this said each coral would have to be removed from the system to run it through the treatment and the eggs still survive since they are protected from the medication. There have been a few folks that have reported successful eradication however it was an expensive and  time consuming process. MPolletti being one of them.

If anyone ever finds them it is best to just throw away the coral. If found in the main display tank some have been able to live with them by blowing them off with a power head every few days. There are a few scientist in this hobby who are looking for a cure but nothing notable yet.

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 01:08:16 »
And when they do they will become rich overnight.

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 01:18:48 »
And when they do they will become rich overnight.

YUP!

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 01:21:51 »
Teddy Bear Crab. Hard Coral Predator





Red Bugs



Month after treatment


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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 01:26:16 »
Great pictures Lazy.

I wish I had a species tank just for that teddy bear crab :)
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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 09:59:54 »
Great pictures Lazy.

I wish I had a species tank just for that teddy bear crab :)
he is cute isnt he
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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 10:30:19 »
y cant you justin put him in your tank lol
SIZE DOES MATTER

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 10:45:56 »
I do have a few extra tanks laying around for him lol
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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2010, 10:48:34 »
exltly
SIZE DOES MATTER

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2010, 16:23:38 »
I do have a few extra tanks laying around for him lol

I dont think he can wait 2 years for you to set up a tank for him.  :laugh:
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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 17:09:43 »
ouch   ;D
SIZE DOES MATTER

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2010, 18:47:36 »
LOL.....that must be why Justin wants my 30 gallon cube  ;D

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Re: Best Reasons to Quarantine... Not for the faint-hearted!
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 16:59:45 »
wow ur finding all kinds of things
SIZE DOES MATTER

 

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