Urgent What the are these?

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Title says it all. Noticed some polyp extension on some sps i have been hoping are turning around and noticed these little guys.
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    you can see one a little more clearly in the above picture, it is almost right in the center on the bleached looking part. In the lower picture there are a bunch of them on the bleached or dead part but the picture is not too clear on it.
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    Any ID will help. I am hoping these are pods of some sort cleaning off dead tissue but i am afraid they are the cause of the dead tissue. I think in the top picture the coral is more bleached there because there is some polyp extension in the white part right next to it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Im sorry but I cant tell by your picture. Are these the new coral you added or existing?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good Morning, the item we are looking to identify, are they black bugs?

    In observance of a family friendly forum we shan't use profanity, especially so early in the am. Kthanx :rolleyes:
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    It is not on the frags I just got from you. The picture with one on it was one of the first frags I got from you and the one with a bunch on it I got from happycoral. So I don't think they came from your tank.

    I can't tell if they are black bugs or not because I can't seem to find a good picture of black bugs that is not under a microscope. That was my first thought but can't say one way or the other. They are black gray or brown and they are so small i can't really tell what shape they are but they look somewhat elliptical.

    Sorry for profane words, I got carried away and was displeased to find something crawling on my coral, especially since I have been trying to be so careful this time around about what is going in my tank. I do apologize.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    After looking at those pictures again, the top picture is about as good as I could see them, it is about the size of a pin prick.

    If it is black bugs what course of action should i take to fix this? The one coral is encrusted but the other could definitely be taken out and dipped. I read something that says coralrx doesn't work so well on black bugs and that is the only item I have at this time and what I used to dip them originally.
     
  7. PghSteeler

    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

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    Im thinking that when I set up my new tank every coral I buy should be dips and treated for bugs!!
     
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  9. zesty

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    Agreed. There's not a coral I get that I don't dip. I don't take any chances, it's too easy to slip up. I tell people that have gotten corals from me, dip em. Take the extra step and dip them, I don't take any offense to people dipping my frags. I encourage it.
     
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    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

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    What do you dip them in?

    Red bugs and monti eating nudibachs need to be treated with interceptor dont they? Or is t hat just because you cant dip your entire take and thats whats safe to dose into the actual reef tank?

    How about algaes and aiptasia spores, is there a way to dip to make sure thsoe are all killed off? I did read something about a super potent mag dip for algaes but dont know much about it.
     
  11. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    I use the bayer dip for all my frags. I used to just use an iodine based dip, but now it's bayer for everything.

    If I notice algae I will dip it in a peroxide/sw mix and that usually takes care of it. Sometimes, I have to do that dip a few times.
     
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    PghSteeler Tassled File Fish

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    bayer like aspirin?? I have some iodine dip from awhile ago that I dipped some hammers in at one point when I accidently fraged a wall hammer lol