Red Bugs

Discussion in 'Coral Diseases' started by gabbyr189, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. gabbyr189

    gabbyr189 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Okay so I got a vet who will do it. She said she can call it in to one of those online pharmacies. I am trying to find the one who has it the cheapest. What size dog should I say it is for?

    2-10 lbs
    11-25 lbs
    26-50 lbs
    51-100 lbs

    Does this just change the size of the pill?
     
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  3. doylef4i

    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Everything I have read says to use the 51-100lbs pill.I think it is due to the amount of med in the pill.I just did it on my 75 as a precaution and used the whole pill.In about 12 hrs my cleaner shrimp were dead-couldn't catch them and had some that had survived treatments before.
     
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    it changes the amount of active ingredient... but im pretty sure that most people go with the 50-100lb dog tablets

    I know if you google the treatment there are plenty of how to informative articles out there. Melevsreef.com usually has through and in depth how to's
     
  5. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    The whole pill? I thought I read somewhere the whole pill will do 400 gallons.

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I used one half a tab 23 mg ( 51-100 lbs dog) on my 28 gallon. Worked like a charm, well except for the shrimp and crab deaths.
     
  7. doylef4i

    doylef4i Bubble Tip Anemone

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    It will but I wanted a strong dose.Also the vet I got them from said that if you only use half or less there is no guarantee you will get a strong enough dose due to the fact the med is not evenly distributed through out the whole pill.A piece might have some or none.
     
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  9. gabbyr189

    gabbyr189 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I suppose if I crush up the whole pill and mix it up well it will be pretty even.

    Also, say I do remove inverts during the treatment.. Won't I introduce the red bugs back into the tank when I replace the inverts back into the tank??

    I just sent the email to the vet! :)
     
  10. evolved

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    Yes, you want the 51-100 lbs pills. One pill is good for about 380-400 gallons. I use a third of a pill, and I have ~120gal of total volume.

    Sure, there's a small risk you might have a rogue RB on an invert that you've taken out. However, RB can only live ~5 days without an acro host, so as long as you remove the inverts for that long, there's no real risk there.
     
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  11. gabbyr189

    gabbyr189 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Oh really? Well I guess I am good to go then, thanks!


    Thanks everyone for all the help! I will keep you posted!
     
  12. gabbyr189

    gabbyr189 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    So yea i know this is taking me forever and ever... But is it easier to dissolve interceptor in RO/DI or salt water? This weekend, I promise!!