Resolved Help! Brown Jelly Disease and Acro Crabs

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I just looked at my big beautiful acro and it looks like it has brown jelly disease. :angry: So ticked.

    I have two acro crabs living in the colony. What do I do?!?!?

    Should I try to suck the brown jelly off the acro?
     
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  3. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Never dealt with that particular disease, but everything I read says to siphon it off.

    Also have read that you can do an iodine dip, and a vitamin C treatment to the tank.

    Other than that, test your levels and do a water change if necessary.

    Good luck kc
     
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    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Thanks. I've heard of doing an iodine dip, but I was afraid because of the crabs. I don't know how to get them out, and I don't want to accidentally injure one trying to get it out.

    I'll try to siphon it off.

    Grrrr!!
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So sorry to hear. Definitely do an iodine dip if you can get the crabs out. Try using tweezers to remove them. They may vacate in the iodine dip and you can rescue them then. I think are real neat little guys. Hope you can save every thing.
     
  6. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    So I tried to suction off what I could. It smelled HORRIBLE. Ugh. I couldn't get all of it off because it's too deep into the acro. The whole acro is bleaching out now!!

    This all happened today. UGH

    I think I'll have to order another big colony from DD and try to transfer the crabs or something....
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That makes me so sad to hear.:cry:

    I would definitely quarantine the coral so it does not spread to the rest of your coral. Hopefully the crabs will vacate during the quarantine.
     
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  10. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I will set up a makeshift QT in a rubber maid bin and hope the crabs come out. Buying another big acro in the mean time. I'll pay for Saturday delivery for the crabs because I'm an animal lover like that - even though it totally ticks me off!!
     
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    Was the coral a newer one to your system or an old one? Plan sounds good. Animal lovers are wonderful.
     
  12. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I've had it for a couple months. It was getting all its color back after shipping (it really bleached out) and was dark blue again....I was so proud of that coral! :cry: