What did you get at the regional swap?

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Ashalye, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. wfong

    wfong Supporting Member


    Okay too be more specific on the 100+ flat worms. It has been identified as Convolutrioba retrogemma. These flat worm actually keeps adequate light from reaching the coral in great numbers thereby "starving" the coral. It's believe that this flatworm also consumes the resident zooxanthella on the coral surface. In any case, it's a nightmare to see all these worms all over your prize corals.
     
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Most people call them red planaria. They usually don't get to plague proportions where they can drown out your corals. Good thing you dipped it. Should keep them out of your tank. They really aren't that harmful.
     
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  3. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Tenuis
    Pink stylo
    Jack o lantern lepto
    Green Pavona
    2 shrooms

    Had a great time as always. Thanks everyone involved in putting it together.
     
  4. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    Yep, sorry about the red planaria.

    I always forget they exist. Selective blinders.

    I got:

    An oregon tort frag
    Blue stag
    Spainbow?
    Purple cyphastrea
    Red cyphastrea
    And red plating monti

    I've been looking for a blue tort for a long time, hopefully it does well.
     
  5. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Purple and Green tip frogspawn
    Neon Hammer
    Jack O Lantern
    Red Planet

    I also got an utter chaos zoa which I accidentally tossed after dipping because it was so small and was in a tiny rubble of rock. I thought it was a rock that had broken off one of the other frags. Still hate myself for that blunder agh! Anyone have an utter chaos zoa they can donate to this dumb dumb?




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  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    And the upside is flatworm exit kills them in tank. Or if you had it on hand just add it to your dip regimen, only 5 drops needed per gallon of water.
     
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  7. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    oh man that sucks. i picked up a frag myself, utter chaos was the one thing i was going for at the swap
     
  8. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Yeah, I had no idea what an utter chaos zoa looked like but I picked it up for the 3rd round because the name sounded cool. After I had realized that I accidentally tossed it, went online to look it up and it broke my reefer heart . I may have to just purchase it online just so I can forgive myself.


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  9. Schmitty

    Schmitty Supporting Member

    I got my first Bam Bam thanks to Legendary Coral

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  10. gabloo

    gabloo Supporting Member

    It was fun and exciting. I got
    Hollywood stunner chalice from @MolaMola
    Purple birdnest @anathema
    Ultra Rainbow Rhodactis @sfsuphysics
    Orange Leptoseris @RandyC
    metallic mustroom @Mark B
    Pink zoas
    Starburst Montipora
    Jack o lantern Leptoseris
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Bam Bam? He used to be a BAR member back in the day :D
     
  12. rcaron20

    rcaron20 Guest

    I'll get you a replacement if you want located in Livermore just message me


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  13. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Ah, you were the one that got the Oregon tort.
     
  14. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    We're sorry we all bad-mouthed you while discussing the person that beat us to it.
     
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  15. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I have to ask what happened on the last round of picks? As we entered we were instructed to take only ONE coral. As I was looking at a coral, a guy with a tub was loading up with everything he could get his hands on (how rude!!) then everyone grabbed all they could. Did I miss something?
     
  16. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    The last round is always an open round. Grab whatever's left if you NEED it and will use it. There was a little confusion as it was announced as a free-for-all as usual, but then someone at the door was saying just one.
     
  17. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I told people they could take more than one but the door monitors were telling people to take just one. I think next time I'll tell people they have to take one at a time and bring it back to their seat and then go back for the next one.
     
  18. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Perhaps cut the time down on the rounds as we go - speed rounds?
     
  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    The thing to do is have like 2 less groups. Hard to know how many people will show up and how many groups there should be. Altering the groups after people pick is always tricky.
     
  20. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    I concur since I think the bugs under discussion were acoel planaria, the less harmful kind. They can have population explosions if your nutrients are high but a dip should eradicate them since they don't lay eggs that could stay on the plug (they divide). Please correct me if I'm wrong...
     

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