parasites

  1. Establishing a Healthy Microbiome in a New Aquarium Using Live Rock

    Sponsored Establishing a Healthy Microbiome in a New Aquarium Using Live Rock

    About this article This article describes an experiment documenting the effects of live rock in a newly established aquarium. While I’ve tried to tell the story as briefly as I can, it’s the story of a month-long study of replicated tanks, with analysis of both water chemistry and the microbial...
  2. MnFish1

    Anecdote vs. reality

    So I was sitting here thinking about some 'maxims' - that are promulgated here often - and wondered - whether they make sense. Note - I'm not criticizing or discounting anecdote - that said - I wonder about some common sayings in the reefing community (which are usually supported by anecdote -...
  3. Eve

    Is it parasites?

    Hi guys, so I noticed this white string hanging out of my clownfish. Doesn’t look like poop. Do you think its parasites? It seems like he is trying to rub it off him.
  4. Jaag

    Yellow Banded Possum Wrasse with Internal Parasites

    My YBP wrasse has internal parasites. How do I go about treating him? Thank you
  5. Cyclone-G

    Eradicate Acropora Eating Red Bugs in 1 Day!

    This happened a few years ago but I finally got around to posting up the video on it. I'll show you how to completely eradicate Acropora eating red bugs in 1 day! This treatment works so well you won't believe your eyes. It's the easiest thing I've ever done to my reef tank, and totally reef...
  6. Reefahholic

    Possible solution to end RTN forever?!?

    So if you haven't heard...Prime Coral has some impressive videos showing a parasite that's responsible for RTN and others that might be responsible for STN. This guy is from Florida and his name is Dr. Ara Deukmedjian. This Philaster parasite that he's captured on video eating acros sure fits...
  7. HomeSlizzice

    QT and TTM plan while renting/limited space.

    Hi Everyone, I need some help planning my new QT and/or TTM method for fish in my tank. First off let me give you the bad new, heart breaking news.... I recently lost almost all of my fish to Velvet as of yesterday (PBT, Regal Angel, Potters Angel, Isosceles Wrasse, 2x Yellow Wrasse, and Royal...
  8. C

    Damselfish stranded in quarantine

    Hi Reef2Reef, I've been in a bit of a knotty situation ... I've had a young springer's damselfish in the quarantine for almost 70 days now, but I'm not sure if I should transfer this fish to my display. At first I had this damselfish and two neon gobies together, all juvenile. The two neon...
  9. C

    Can too many internal parasites dying at once kill fish?

    I've been battling intestinal worms in my neon goby using MetroPlex food and since yesterday the goby has been acting strange. Sometimes it eats like there's no tomorrow and other times it's lethargic and lying, twitching at times. Now it seems as though it's at death's doorstep, huddled up in...
  10. C

    Neon gobies, one dead, the other having worms/stringy poop

    I've been quarantining two neon gobies and a springer's damselfish (all about 1/2"). Five days ago I found the larger neon goby dead on the bottom. On the previous evening the goby didn't eat and was hopping behind the filter. I thought it was strange because it always came out to eat, but I...
  11. Kth

    Dipping corals eventually leading to Superbugs?

    Will dipping corals for pests eventually lead to superbugs? Real world example: Antibiotics are currently over-used in our world, and are leading to antibiotic resistant bugs. Antibacterial soap is being banned in parts of the world due to the development of resistant strains of bacteria...
  12. Jaybella8

    Please help! I don't know what type of parasite/worm this is!?

    So I really need help, I recently had an infestation of these worms in my tank. I asked a local aquarium employee what It could be and I guess their lack of experience couldn't identify what I'm looking at here. Please! If anyone knows and can recommend a good, safe treatment for this, I've...
  13. M

    Black ich (Paravortex)

    Hi everyone, I have a special request, and hope someone might help me out on this. I am a PhD student in the Zoology lab at Hasselt University, Belgium. I am working on evolution of endosymbiotic (i.e. living inside the body of another species) flatworms. One of the species I am interested in...
  14. kennedpa

    Parasitic pods

    If you have parasitic pods PM me. Ivermectin IV is available from TSC for 45$ which will treat 833 gallons. Using as part of my QT protocol and is effective in my hands. Not safe for bristle worms or stomatellas. Mine have died in the QT. I would be willing to ship treatments to you to try...
  15. SaltySteve

    Puffer parasite ID?

    Here I am kicking myself for not investing the time to quarantine my Leopard puffer (Canthigaster leoparda). Lesson learned. I've had him in the tank for about 2 months now, eats like a pig (mysis soaked in Selcon, PE pellets, and Hikari pellets). He is still very active, constantly picking at...
  16. Reefahholic

    Brooklynella Hostilis at its finest!

    Welcome to Reef City Houston!
  17. Holy_makerel

    Redbug treatment details

    Hi folks, This has been covered I'm sure but i thought i'd add my experience so far with getting rid of these little turds. If you're not familiar with what these guys look like here is a video i shot before treatment. they are TINY! this video is shot with a macro lens and extension tubes...
  18. Alexis Terlep

    ID please..

    New to saltwater aquarium keeping and made the mistake of not investing in a quarantine tank. I noticed a few of these leech looking things on my goby and tried a fresh water dip and the little buggers didn't come off, so I went to my Lfs and bought some prazipro and dosed my 55gallon tank. But...
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