Redbug ID

Discussion in 'Coral' started by CookieJar, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    Just checking that what I marked with white dashes are the redbugs on my acros. Can someone confirm? What I find odd is the bali tricolor I have has not done well, but the 2 acros pictured below I'd say have done reasonably well. Maybe just different tolerances. Does anyone know of a good source for Interceptor, or should I just head to a vet?


  2. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Looks like it to me.

    Aren't tricolors a redbug favorite?
  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Head to a vet to get it really legitimately I guess. Sorry to hear about the redbugs! Hope you get through it soon.
  4. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    They're not that big a problem since I only have a few acros, my tank has been leaning more & more towards LPS. I still will treat though to rid myself of them. 1st flatworms, now redbugs & aptasia, one thing about this hobby is there's always a battle to be fought! J)
  5. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Nice redbug pics!
    You still have more to look forward to like Monti eating nudies, AEFW,...
    Enjoy! :party:
  6. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Redbugs are one of the easier ones to deal with.

    You probably already know, but here are some general tips for those that aren't familiar.

    Large shrimp and crabs can make it through your redbug treatment, so it's not a big deal if you can't get them out of your tank.

    If you have a lot of pod die-off, sometimes your skimmer can work overtime, or you can have a nitrate spike.

    Other tips?
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    while large shrimps and cfabs "can make it through it" it's very hard on them and many do die. Interceptor does target them so it's like surviving a total environmental poisoning. My clenaer shrimp was straight up mentally challenged after the first treatment.
  8. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Was it taking the Cleaners longer to solve Rubic's Cube after treatment?
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    No it constantly twitched like it had been nearly poisoned to death... go figure. I mean I only put a chemical agent it that was INTENDED TO KILL IT and all like it :p
  10. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    Man! Just look what what I have to look forward to! :~
  11. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    If you don't kill the shrimp, you may not have killed the RBs...
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    What kills an ant may not necessarily kill a human Jeremy. Meaning it takes a small amount to kill a small thing and that small amount may not kill a big thing ;) My cleaner shrimp was 100X the size of a Red bug :)
  13. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Best to remove the shrimps and crabs, but sometimes it's not practical.
  14. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    I'll remove whatever crabs I can, but I never see the peppermint shrimp, only once in a while. I put 4 in there and rarely see 1, yet aptasia still lives.

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