Resolved Help! Brown Jelly Disease and Acro Crabs

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Well..yes... sad news about the acro. It is dead. DOA.

    It was supposed to arrive Saturday but didn't come until Monday afternoon. And to make matters worse it was in a dry bag. Awesome.
     
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  3. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    aww no :(
    so what are you going to do now? get another I hope!?
     
  4. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I'm waiting for DD to put up another big tenuis. I hope the little guy can hang on!! So far he seems ok in his temporary home.
     
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    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    Did they refund your money because of the shipping and dead arrival?

    Sent from my Droid
     
  6. salt4me

    salt4me Skunk Shrimp

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    Man that is bad luck. This is second time you had brown jelly. The last time was on a ric mushroom. First of all shut down pumps remove it slowly so it dont spread. Cut it well past the infected part and QT might have saved it.
     
  7. Magnus

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    KC, if you're still trying to get the acro crabs out of their old home, I've read that if you rinse the acro with seltzer water over a bowl with a little saltwater they will just drop right into the saltwater. Kind of hold the acro a few millimeters above the saltwater, and start slowly rinsing with the seltzer water.

    Hope things turn out better with your new coral!

    - Mag.
     
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  9. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    They did refund everything, thankfully. I just feel so bad for the coral :(

    There was no way it could be saved. The whole acro was just skeleton in a matter of hours. I really wish I could have.

    This is the second time I've had it. The first time it appeared out of nowhere on a ric. And now this. Grrrr.....

    At least there was a good amount of time between the two, or I'd be freaking out that it is spreading like wildfire.


    Thanks for the tip. I chased them out with a toothpick. Worked just fine!
     
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    Awesome!! If this ever happens to me, I'll go with your toothpick trick. Definitely cheaper too! So it's a plus. Did it take you long to get them out? Were both of them fine?
     
  11. kcbrad

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    Well, the one I bought, I haven't seen since I put it into the tank. So I dunno!

    The original hitch hiker is doing fine. He isn't in a tenuis, but a small colony of something else...but he seems happy. I'm waiting on DD to get another BIG tenuis colony in. They are not that common.

    Using the toothpick was pretty easy. I just held the acro over a little container of tank water and keep gently prodding him until he finally fell out of the acro and into the container. Then I dumped him into another acro. He seemed to enjoy the excitement! :)