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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I don't think he has much time. I noticed my Pearscale Butterfly fish -stopped eating yesterday. Will not eat anything. - lost some of his anal/dorsal fin it seems to just be disappearing - He will not go down into the rocks like he used to, where he hid under the ledges. - He seams to be...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys so my tank has been doing great the past few months since setting it up .. so much infact that im picking up a aquareef 400 in three weeks which im purchasing second hand, should be great. so anyway being new i dont QT my fish at this time, risky i know .. but if they were to get ich im...
  3. Marine Depot
    Infographic: The Life Cycle of Marine Ich Understanding the life cycle of Ich makes the disease easier to treat!
  4. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I just bought a little tuxedo sea urchin this morning. Everything doing great until now as I looked at him and saw what looked like a dark coloured bristle worm. :eek: I managed to get it off with a pair of tweezers. It was running around his spines and his little mouth. Does anybody now what...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Greetings fellow aqualovers, It is with great displeasure that I bring you yet another ich thread. I'm so sick of dealing with this parasite I'm about to get out of the hobby for good. :confused: I've dealt with it on and off over nearly a decade and for some reason this time I've just had it...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello reefers, I have this worm in my tank that I believe is a parasite. I just noticed 2 of them about a day ago. If anyone could tell me what they are It would be most appreciated...so here are are the traits I was seeing of this worm. 1: It looks like a worm with tiny spikes on it. 2...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am having a pretty rough time identifying the parasite or bacterial infection that is present in my fowlr tank. I have a 60 gallon with a Kole Tang, 3 firefish, a 3 stripe damsel, some hermits and turbo snails, and a skunk cleaner shrimp. The Kole tang and damsel are pretty regularly...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi All- need some ID help please! We noticed this small mass on our meat coral over the past week, who otherwise is happy and healthy. Then I noticed our open brain coral, who hasn't been as happy lately, has a similar mass. Tonight I noticed the small mass has changed position on our meat...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All:wavey::wavey: Looking to buy some live rock to help seed my tank, but I am very worried about introducing pests and parasites into my tank. Anyone have personal experience buying live rock in South Florida? Thanks for the help!! :D
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I had my molly miller blenny for 3 years. This morning I woke up and saw this can anybody tell if an injury or parasite? I did notice my canary blenny looked a not ruffed up too.
  11. Reef Fish
    Hey guys, I've had my royal gramma for about two months now and I recently purchased a flame angel. Once my flame angel came in the the tank the gramma has been hiding a lot. He'll eat like a champ but I recently noticed a white sheen taint on his side and he's breathing a bit heavy... I don't...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi there, Had a Nano set up a couple of years, one bad move not to quarantine a wrasse and an outbreak of Ich. Its been fallow fish less for 6 weeks and intending to move the corals and inverts over to my big reef. Nothing good happens fast in this game and i deserved what i got....but how...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Just seeded an above display refugium and i noticed a very large critter. After doing a bit of research i figured that it is an isopod but I am having problems determining if it is a bad one or not. Anyone know?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I need some help with an ID for some white spots on my Pink Tail Trigger. This is my favorite fish and I am hopeful it will get better. I do not want it to die, nor do I want it to infect any of the other fish if it is Ich. None of the others show any sign of spotting. The fish...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so i bought a pulsing xenia the other day. When i disinfected a couple things fell off. I put it in the tank and another thing fell out. it was a worm of some sort it had a top like a feather duster, like a crown. It was wiggling and floating its way through the water until i captured it...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, So I just got back from my LFS with my first set of livestock for my new tank. I'm new to all this. I got two O.Clowns 4 hermits and 3 peppermint shrimp. I'm currently acclimating them. On my biggest shrimp there is a tumor looking thing on the right side of the carapace (the head...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Help! I found something that looks like a parasitic worm on the base of one of my percula clowns this morning. The clown was swimming erratically and managed to tear a large portion of the "worm" off itself. I have a photo below of the "worm" on the fish and a photo of the "worm" falling in the...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Any Idea what this corkscrew shaped yellow thing is on this Zoa?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    http://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhiker/hitchhiker.shtml This website has proven helpful too many times.
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Morning! So i have another thread under crustaceans. I wanted more opinions. I have a pair of coral banded shrimp, one developed a blue abdomen? Weird I thought. So I hope its eggs, and not a parasite. What do you think? I did research and the egg sack was blue and then also white in some photos.
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