Strange critters on my coral....

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by GraviT, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    What in the heck are these things?

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    OK, OK...I'm just kidding again. Those are the infamous red bugs and they're thriving on a 1" frag that I picked up for $5 and infected my entire system. :furious2: I just thought I would share that as it's a pretty good picture of the buggers if I do say so myself (be sure to click for the full size image).

    I treated my tank with Interceptor yesterday, and now that frag looks like this...

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    Judging by the polyp extension, it seems to feel better already.

    :victory:
     
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  3. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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  4. turbo4603

    turbo4603 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Very nice pic, what camera and lense are you using!!
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm impressed with the photography!!!
     
  6. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Thanks! The camera is a Konica/Minolta Z2 with a cheap macro lens set I picked up from eBay. The picture was taken on a tripod with the camera in 'super macro' mode.
     
  7. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    +1. What camera are you using???

    Marc.

    EDIT: I guessed we posted at the same time... Great shot
     
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  9. turbo4603

    turbo4603 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    very impressive!!!
     
  10. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Super macro aye?! :)

    This photography class had better help me so I can take great pictures like that!!
     
  11. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    My camera is a great blend of the features from a digital SLR with the ease of a point and shoot that will accept external lenses and filters. Many of the newer cameras have a 'super macro' mode (often listed as an icon with a flower and the letter 'S') which locks the focal point to achieve the best shots of subjects that are very close to the lens.

    For those who are curious, the add-on macro lenses are made by Bower.

    As for the red bug treatment, it wiped all but 1 hermit that I can find, and every single acro crab in my tank. At least my peppermint shrimp, and a good number of pods survived! It seems that this also triggered a mass spawning of mysid in my refugium. There are literally thousands of babies all over the place!
     
  12. bouraganes

    bouraganes Peppermint Shrimp

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    GraviT do you have any of those little red bugs for sale I heard they do wonders for a tank- lol!