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    Scientific Name: Harpacticoid Copepods
    Target: Acropora
    Problem: Will decrease health of Acros. Less polyp extension, dull colors and extremely slow growth.
    Solution: Dragonface Pipefish. Sixline Wrasse. Yellow Clown Gobies. Adding these animals are usually a hit or miss. Using the Interceptor treatment by Dustin is the most effective. Info on dosing can be found here and this usually fix's the red bug problem:
    http://reefs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=43945

    Reference: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...03/feature.htm
    G.Alexander
    ZEOadmin
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-21-2008, 05:53 AM.

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    I killed this small outbreak of red bugs with a 10 second freshwater dip.
    G.Alexander
    ZEOadmin
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-21-2008, 05:53 AM.

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    • #3
      Red bugs are evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      When I had them, I had dull colors, no growth and the corals looked like they were about dead. I am sooo glad I did the Interceptor treatment. My corals look waaayyyy better than they did when I had the red bugs.

      If you have red bugs, do the Interceptor treatment. It will KILL all of the pests. If you dont do the full 3 treatments, it wont work. I did 2 treatments, it didnt work. They appeared back a month later. I did all three, and they were gone for good.
      Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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      • #4
        Sorry for the bad pic, 28" to the back of the tank and and old pos 1 mp camera. 2nd one is better and from the 2nd reinfestment.
        G.Alexander
        ZEOadmin
        Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-21-2008, 05:53 AM.
        265 gallon SPS tank. Bubble King 300 Internal, MRC CR-6 Calc Reactor. 3 400 watt 20k Helios. 90 gallon Frag tank plumbed into main display.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Adam
          Red bugs are evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


          If you have red bugs, do the Interceptor treatment. It will KILL all of the pests. If you dont do the full 3 treatments, it wont work. I did 2 treatments, it didnt work. They appeared back a month later. I did all three, and they were gone for good.
          Absolutely true. The exact same thing happened to me. DOOO AALLLL 33333.
          265 gallon SPS tank. Bubble King 300 Internal, MRC CR-6 Calc Reactor. 3 400 watt 20k Helios. 90 gallon Frag tank plumbed into main display.

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          • #6
            Marshal, do you have a idea on how the RB's entered your reef? Thnx. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              I really have no idea how I initially acquired such a lovely gift. My eyesight is bad enough that even after I knew I had them, I couldn't see them with the nekkid eye. Only after I bought my Nikon D70 and started learning to take Macro shots did I see them. I am very hesistant to say so, but with the exception of 1 frag from a local hobbyist in 6 months, only pieces added were from Exotic Reefs. I really dont know where I got them and I am not even trying to imply the ER is shipping infected pieces. All about qt of ALL pieces added to my tank from now on.

              CAReefer
              265 gallon SPS tank. Bubble King 300 Internal, MRC CR-6 Calc Reactor. 3 400 watt 20k Helios. 90 gallon Frag tank plumbed into main display.

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