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If I ever want to add another acropora frag to my tank, but I don’t want AEFW, and I supposed to do dips every 6 days for 6 weeks?
I added a six line wrasse for fun yesterday, but I intend to eradicate AEFW. I don’t think management is as easy as it seems. Those flatworms aren’t very tasty, and the bigger the colonies get, the harder it might be to manage the problem.Honestly, this is the best thing to do but I’d personally just keep the predators and dip once before going into the tank.
Knowing that eggs are laid on dead coral skeleton or substrate, it's easy to just dip to remove any infestation of live worms, and cut off any dead skeleton and/or frag plug.Honestly, this is the best thing to do but I’d personally just keep the predators and dip once before going into the tank.
Don’t make the same mistake I made: making a purchase without adequate research.I added a six line wrasse for fun yesterday, but I intend to eradicate AEFW.
I’m surprised @i cant think didnt have a heart attack when you mentioned adding a 666 line. I’ve never had one but over on the wrasse lovers thread we absolutely hate them. Might as well call it the “ wrasse (with one exception) lovers thread”. Saying that it seems like they are perfect citizens for about half of the people who own them.Don’t make the same mistake I made: making a purchase without adequate research.
I didn’t realize all the negative stories about sixline wrasse’s aggression. I thought it wouldn’t apply for large tanks. I learned that these fish can be terrors and wreak Gavin in a community tank.
Today I trapped the six line, and I put it in my coral QT instead. It can have a happy life in my 10 gal QT, right?
Small update: remember how I said I was worried about a few acropora frags remaining in my display? Within the past 2 days, I managed to find 2 2” frags of acropora (from the mini colonies that I chopped up) in my display. I dipped them, and I didn’t find any flat worms.
Last week, I also found a few acropora fragments laying on the sand bed. I let those sit in tap water (i know the coral would die; I didn’t want to add anymore acros to QT). Anyway, I haven’t seen any flatworms in the tap dip.
It almost seems like all the chopping severely disturbed the flatworms. It seems like my display is free from flatworms, despite there being some fragments remaining during the fallow.
I thought going fallow for acropora would be similar for going fallow for fish ich. That’s why I assumed even a trace would allow them to continue their lifecycle.
I actually think this AEFW fallow might work. What do you think?
Mine was fine, but I read they can outcompete mandarin gobies, and then assassinate them. I also read they are very aggressive to almost any fish.I had one that was a perfect citizen.
I had one, one time and never again but he was a Ninja Assassin!Mine was fine, but I read they can outcompete mandarin gobies, and then assassinate them. I also read they are very aggressive to almost any fish.
I needed a fish for my coral QT, and I think a sixline will be perfect for that tank.
Take 2 photos: I need to work on color correcting. Maybe a brown filter would help me.
sorry about all your worm problems, but I'd be curious to see cleaner shrimp working on the wrasse, if you do that please get a picture!!! good luck, good thing you put it in your QT hope it pulls through!Remember I added the sixline wrasse to my acropora QT to give a bioload and handle the acropora eating flatworms?
Today the wrasse was swimming really funny, breathing very heavily, and laying on its side.
I did a freshwater dip, and it was infested with neobenedenia flatworms (fish flatworm parasites).
I’m having the time of my life with flatworms. Flatworms for corals, fish, and everyone! There’s no shortage of flatworms.
The wrasse is back in the QT tank. I’ll update if it survives the night.
It’s giving the little old lady who swallowed a fly.
I added the acropora to the QT
I added the wrasse to remove the acropora flatworms
I (will hypothetically) add a cleaner shrimp to get rid of the wrasse flatworms
I will (hypothetically) add a nudibranch to the remove the shrimp’s flatworms.
I will need to add a flatworm to remove the nudibranch’s flatworms.
It’s flatworm season ya’ll.
Yes. People are good with him. I haven’t had any problems.folks are ok with him in the store? good color leash for him.