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salmonslayer

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Lets try this and see what WE ALL can come up with.
Affects on corals
Best way to treat
Best way to stop the spreading.
ETC,ETC,ETC.


I got red bug from someone who got it from SOMEONE that didn't TELL this someone that didn't tell me.
I took care of mine with interceptor. One and 1/2 tabs for 3 weeks. No water change,No carbon just skimmer after the first few days. NO MORE RED BUG.
Live stock lost one cleaner shrimp out of 4. Forgot to mention all my Acro crabs

Lets here what everyone thinks
 
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I've been experimenting with ivermectin and it looks promising. Killed all the redbugs in about 15 minutes with minimal stress to the coral. There was some color loss as with the interceptor but the coral never slimed as I've seen with interceptor. I still wouldn't recommend dumping it into your system to treat but worked nice as a dip. Anyway I posted about it somewhere else not to long ago...i'll look for a link
 

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I think the best was to prevent spreading is by refraining from fragging/selling your stuff if your infected.
 

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Dang, it doesn't matter if T.T. just went up $100 or down $100, you hardly ever are willing to part with a frag of that stuff. Its untouchable to almost every person in the Puget sound regardless of experience level.

One thing reef keeping has taught all of us is that what works from some, doesn't work for everyone. While some people have great success with a tank packed with red bugs, others don't. Numerous reefers have seen accelerated growth and huge polyp extension once the critters are wiped out. For someone to infest someone else's tank with something thats not a problem for one is irresponsible as it may very well be a problem for others. Theres no proof red bugs do anything to HELP sps colony's, so why leave them in your tank as one more problem that could get in the way of maintaining a healthy system.
 

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You know what your tank is missing dang...a nice piece of tropical acan...then maybe it will look as nice as mine...jk...see you this weekend redbugs and all
 

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The only insurance, and way to keep it out of your own tank is to dip before introduction. ALOT of reefers dont even know they have them. I had a freind who could barely see them even after I pointed the bugs out to them.
 

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Thats making excuses. If someone with herpes goes to a bar and finds a drunk to take home and mentions it right before things happen, does it make it okay? A drunk person may go along with it. Alot of the people who end up with red bugs, don't know they can potentially be harmful. So they don't bother treating them. Also some people who sell frags with red bugs charge a premium for their corals, and at 40 dollars and inch, they should be parasite free.
Yes, but it's also up to the new owner to treat them before they go into their tank.
 

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OK we know its up to the person to treat/QT livestock. That still don't take away from the peson that KNOWINGLY sell's coral with redbug to make a buck and infest fellow reefers.
The redbug will come back if you don't kill the eggs.
All the studies show at this time the eggs will hatch after a few days.Just like Flatworms ( there are no good kind ) they also are a pest and should not be given to others when it can be PREVENTED.
Everyone needs to quit blaming it on the person buying the livestock ( there not spreading it ) . It's not taking care of the problem. Yes, it will if the person selling the pest in conjunction with QT. Unless this takes place it will never stop. The person knowingly selling infested coral will do nothing about it it will never stop. We all have to do it together.
 

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Thats making excuses. If someone with herpes goes to a bar and finds a drunk to take home and mentions it right before things happen, does it make it okay? A drunk person may go along with it. Alot of the people who end up with red bugs, don't know they can potentially be harmful. So they don't bother treating them. Also some people who sell frags with red bugs charge a premium for their corals, and at 40 dollars and inch, they should be parasite free.

Just sharing my opinion not trying to make excuses...:rolleyes:

Your analogy is pretty funny though both are irresponsible the drunk and the person not treating his/her corals. I think we should assume all sps have rb...:lol: (except Tracy)
 

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I think we should NOT focus on how nice someones coral is but how to kick this ever plaguing REDBUG.

PS I don't have redbug not to say I will never get it. But you can bet your #@$. I won't be giving it knowingly to someone
 
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Yes I agree Tracy however it's also the responsibilty of the buyer. I will say I don't treat but that's my choice I almost expect I'll get rb at one time or another. I have the interceptor option so I'll eventually go that route. It happens to most all of us keeping sps.

OK we know its up to the person to treat/QT livestock. That still don't take away from the peson that KNOWINGLY sell's coral with redbug to make a buck and infest fellow reefers.
The redbug will come back if you don't kill the eggs.
All the studies show at this time the eggs will hatch after a few days.Just like Flatworms ( there are no good kind ) they also are a pest and should not be given to others when it can be PREVENTED.
Everyone needs to quit blaming it on the person buying the livestock ( there not spreading it ) . It's not taking care of the problem. Yes, it will if the person selling the pest in conjunction with QT. Unless this takes place it will never stop. The person knowingly selling infested coral will do nothing about it it will never stop. We all have to do it together.
 
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