Red Bugs!

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  1. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Okay so yup, not if when and I got them. I dip every piece that goes in my tank. So about 6 months ago, I picked up some interceptor so I have it on hand.

    Well getting ready to treat and reading some posts, looks like hermits, crabs and shrimp have to come out.

    How do you get them out!!!! Have 2 huge cleaner shrimp I dont want to lose and a few emeralds but no shot on getting them out. whats the easiest way for the shrimp?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Wish I could help, I could not catch my pistol shrimp and I did loose him eventually.

    Some people use a diluted dose and do not loose shrimp or crabs, but you just get RB back in 6 months it seems.

    Use a trap when you can.
     
  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Just put your hand in the tank and let them clean it then grab them? That's what I do. Just curious, are you using interceptor pills or interceptor spectrum chews?
     
  5. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Every time I treated, I just called them collateral damage, unfortunately. Way too tough, to darn near impossible.
     
  6. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I am going to try a Gatorade bottle fish trap and see if I can get them out. I am using Interceptor Spectrum.
     
  7. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    big net with food?
    I had red bugs and got rid of them with dipping. I know that's not possible according to the internet but I did a lot of dips for months and they are gone.