Resolved Strange Red Bugs on Torch Coral? Help

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  1. GLHFriends

    GLHFriends Plankton

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    Hi 3Reef, I have a potential emergency. Over the past few days I observed these little creepy crawlers on my glass. Today I woke up to them on my torch! Which looks retracted and somewhat bleached. Do I pull the torch? How do I ID these nasty buggers, are they hurting the torch? I just had a move a couple of days ago, please help! Here is a link to the entire album! http://imgur.com/a/voFDK#Lb3Miwt

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  3. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Red Planaria
     
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  4. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Jodah Feather Duster

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    and this is why you quarantine and dip..... XD thats a bummer man.
     
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  7. flynhawaiianz28

    flynhawaiianz28 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    yup time for a coral dip or the bayer insecticide dip method.
     
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  9. GLHFriends

    GLHFriends Plankton

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    Thank you 3Reefer's for the quick ID. Ordered some coral dip (lesson learned) and setting up a QT tank for future acquisitions. Thank you for the link Mr.Bill, I purchased the eXit product.
     
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  10. Av8Bluewater

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    Dips won't get rid of them permanently. You need to do a whole tank treatment of Flatworm exit.
    Some tips for that:
    Suck out as many as you can see with siphon as their dead bodies are toxic.
    Get a buch of carbon ready after the treatment do a water change and turn carbon on.
    Do a series of treatments or they will come back. Maybe one per week for 3 weeks if things look ok.
    If you can when you do the treatment try to catch as many dead bodies as you can.. Use big net.
    The good news is they don't eat corals and treatments work.
     
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  11. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    time to wrasse up
     
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  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Just to add -
    good flow personally helped me to keep their numbers down. They don't like it.
     
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