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    These are two montipora of a my friend...............

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  • #2
    Hi Geronte, no doubt these are a major problem for our monti's once they develop a stronghold, usually first on the underside of the plating montipora coral. Treatment is dips & physical extraction, if one notices blotchiness or denuded areas on the montipora. BTW, great pix's, thnx. for sharing. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      A physical Treatment :
      To put the coral at the top of an important flow of air bubbles (created by an air pum).
      With this, the nudibranch will be taken down.... :flame:
      <'))))< Pascal >(((('>

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      • #4
        Nice Pictures!! Time to inspect my tank

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        • #5
          Porites, good point, as many plating montiporas are placed down-corners of our reefs where current flow is sometimes not as strong as in the centers. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            The treatment to destroy this nudibraches (i dont' know if this kills also the eggs) is using Betadine (complex of Iodium) in a separate tank, with 3ml of betadine for liter you will see the nudibranches fall down dead.... You must use acquarium water, no problems for the corals.

            Ciao
            Good reefing.
            -------------
            Gilberto

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            • #7
              Gilberto...
              Thanks! I've been fighting these for over a year in my propagation systems. How long do you leave the corals in this solution?

              Anyone know if "Betadine" is available over-the-counter or only with prescription?

              SteveU
              “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
              ...Charles F. Kettering

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              • #8
                GTR, you have to leave the corals for 10/15 minutes in the water, every 2/3 minutes you have to shake the coral so you will see the nudibraches falling down.

                Betadine is sold without prescription, it's a medicament to prevent infections.... like the red Iodium tinture, but it's yellow, not red. If you have problems in finding it let me know.
                Good reefing.
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                Gilberto

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