Discussion in 'Underwater Creations, Inc.' started by UWC, Jul 12, 2018.
Monti nudis next please
Great to hear something positive in regards to in tank treatments for AEFW. I just dismantled my entire reef so i can dip all my babies individually out of the display. It's worm central at my place right now. It's good to know that if i ever goof again in the future ( likely ) there will be a product on the market to make dealing with AEFW slightly less traumatic for me, my fish and my acros.
There were about 15 -20 flatworms on each of the three acros pictured when i dipped them after the pics.............
Indeed, sorry to hear about your situation. You were actually mentioned in another thread. I said if anyone knew how to contact you to tell you to get in touch with me.
You’d be pretty amazed. It’s fun watching the dead flatworms flying around in the current once dosed. Could have had your tank cleaned up in a few weeks time.
With that said, you won’t have to worry about it again if there is a “next time”
These pics beautifully illustrate how difficult AEFW are to detect. Those corals all look healthy with great color and polyp extension, though as you stated, they were absolutely covered in AEFW! The only way to reliably diagnose is to take the coral out and dip it. The only real sign I saw on some of mine that were heavily infected was stunted growth. I had several frags that looked fine, but had not grown at all in a couple of months. That might be the only signs of a a problem. There's not always characteristic bite marks.
People need to have a much higher index of suspicion to find these worms. And everyone should use a QT system for all new acquisitions!
Slow growth to the point of hibernation is the only real thing i noticed until i actually dipped an acro. I would use a product like this once every six months just in case i had them. The only acro not infested is the pearlskin - it's not at all obvious.
@UWC - proud for you guys to have found a cure to the nightmare of acro keepers and more so because a fellow Viking found it ..
If it truly works as you say , it might be one of the greatest products in reef keeping
Keeping an acro only tank and having no medication to fight AEFWs are a nightmare you have to constantly deal with . Leaving your tank to hopes that you never get it is the worst thing possible .
Biggest question is how does it handle AEFW eggs as adults might get killed leaving eggs intact .
Thank you sir and it is a absolute game changer for acro keepers
I suspect there will be a 3-4 week continuous treatment. 1st dose will kill the adults and then the other doses will kill the eggs as they hatch.
We found that 3 weeks is sufficient as eggs take around 14 days to hatch
@UWC I have question for you . Can we talk in PM?
MSDS/SDS available on them once released? I’m always more comfortable handling chemicals/substances in my home if I know what’s in them. Anyway, hope this stuff works and isn’t expensive.
That is in discussion right now
I looked at web site. They do service and have a line of unknown products.
I hope I’m wrong Big Time. But currently skeptical.
I thought I was the only one that saw this. Don’t know much about social media but don’t “likes” help your site or something?
If that’s the case then just say it.
I smell B,S
@UWC will your AEFW treatment be available in the UK in 2 weeks time? Would you recommend dosing even without signs of them?
Will more then likely not be at our uk supplier in a few weeks, but hopefully shortly after. There’s no real reason to dose unless you know you have flatworms present
I'll be watching this.....closely....hope it doesn't end up to be more snake oil
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