Interceptor treatment.

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Thatgrimguy, Apr 24, 2012.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. Newreef15

    Newreef15 Horrid Stonefish

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,052
    Location:
    Tallahassee Florida
    i guess you didnt use the 1800petmeds site? lol
     
  2. Click Here!

  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2003
    Messages:
    5,538
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC,Canada
    Looking forward to your updates
     
  4. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    4,053
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Wow, that worked fast.
     
  5. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,025
    Location:
    North Biloxi, MS
    Dr. has to call in a prescription. And there is no prescription to call in as the company that produces Interceptor is temporarily shut down. I had to find a vet that would play nice and had some in stock!
     
  6. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,025
    Location:
    North Biloxi, MS
    A.M. Update:

    Acro Crabs - dead
    Hermits - dead
    Shrimp - Some MIA some still moving.
    Black dots on bottom of montis - MIA!!!

    All other contents of tank - seem happy!


    This was one of the worst affected montis. An encruster.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Not too bad, but it was spreading and I wasn't going to ignore what was going on. I get some more pics of the Tyree undata that was browning and dieing around the edges when my lights cut on.
     
  7. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,025
    Location:
    North Biloxi, MS
    Today everything looks great. Most of my shrimp seem to have lived. Lights are back on and I see nothing but improvement overall... REally strange.... this is the best improvement that I have ever seen overnight... Corals seem brighter, polyps all out, water is crystal clear.. Best single thing I have ever dosed lol.

    Now, the suspect bugs are gone.. but did I solve the tissue damage? Guess time will tell. I'll keep you posted over the next month or so!

    Tonight I will perform a roughly 50 gallon water change and run fresh carbon. I plan to replace the carbon on Sunday and then run the treatment again middle of next week.
     
  8. Click Here!

  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2003
    Messages:
    5,538
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC,Canada
    Interceptor kills arthropods. Great to hear the over all system appears to be better but i thinks it might be in your head.
    Both times I performed the treatment I also noticed massive polyp extension improvement.
    I attributed it to the irritation of the red bugs on the polyps itself. This is also documented by many.
    the treatment will not effect the tissue damage but will allow the coral to regrow over the damage with out being attacked again.
    I would suggest repeating the treatment at least 2 times. Who knows what the life cycle is of the eggs that your bugs might have.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,025
    Location:
    North Biloxi, MS
    Yeah, I have also been out of town for a week and am probably just not in the mode of looking every day. I know it won't repair the damage. But so long as nothing is hurting them, they should take care of that on there own!

    I will plan on doing the same routine again then and complete it a total of 3 times. A week seems to be the standard, does that sound like the right amount of time between treatments?
     
  11. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2003
    Messages:
    5,538
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC,Canada
    Ya a week seems what the recommended wait time between treatments is.

    J
     
  12. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    4,257
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yeah, that's a good point about eggs. I'm used to red bugs which are live bearers (at least most everyone agrees on this today). Since you're treating for "something else", a couple more treatments sound appropriate. I'd say 1 week apart as well.

    Tissue will regrow, so long as it doesn't get infected.

    And I'm glad you mentioned running fresh carbon; I forgot to mention that yesterday. :)