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mattj206

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Something is taking bites out of my acro's at night. I often awake to small-one polup sized bites- on my acro's (taking the flesh off the skeleton).

The wounds heal quickly. What do u think is doing this?

I've heard bad things about those tiny snails with a mottled patern. Could it be these guys?

I reacently removed a black nudibracht, so its not him...... unless there is another....

It Happens a lot- so I want to find the problem. I don't wan't any infections starting from little wounds.
 

mojoreef

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What all do you have in your tank??? also check the acro for crabs, if you see one in the affected acro discribe it.

mike
 

mattj206

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My Tank has no suspects that I know of..

2 perculas in RBTA

6-line wrass

small scooter blenny

pair of cleaner shrimp (spawning)

coral banded shrimp

margarita snails and assorted hermits

several acro crabs- some are light w/ one black dot on each leg

some are purpleish body with white legs

I have a mottled starfish w/ blue tips and a purple velvety star

oh and a small red reef star

All in an SPS dominated mixed reef w/ LPS - well lighted-good circ.

The Starfish?
 

mattj206

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no these guys are smooth white-purple- or white w/ spotted legs

ive seen crusty / hairy / stony looking crabs in someone elses

tank- are they bad?
 

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Matt they look just like acro crabs and are whit in color. but they have fuzzy legs, and a bit of a fuzzy butt. they will nip on polyps.


Mike
 
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