Aquarium Pests: Montipora-Eating Nudibranchs

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    Aquarium Pests: Montipora-Eating Nudibranchs d Up Aquatics

    Need help, got Montipora-Eating Nudibranchs:(:(:(:(

    Plan off action build QT tank, and use:
    The latest chemical method is potassium permanganate. The dip (50mg/l for 30-90 minutes – Borneman, 2007) has been shown to effectively destroy both the adults and the egg masses with little impact to the coral. After eradication on the corals, the main tank should be kept free of Montipora for approximately two months. Like all chemicals, caution should be exercised when handling potassium permanganate. Using an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) to learn about the hazards of use and what protective gear is highly recommended. An MSDS for potassium permanganate suggests the use of eye protection, gloves, and respiratory protection as potassium permanganate can cause serious burns to the skin, nose, and throat.
    Although there are still no full-tank chemical treatments, the eradication of the Montipora Eating Nudibranch is possible with patience and proper husbandry. Currently, using a combination of quarantine and potassium permanganate seems to be the most effective against these pests.
     
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    Salifert flatworm exit is a full tank treatment
     
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    Works only fot flatworms and not for Montipora-Eating Nudibranchs...
     
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    It works for nudis as well
     
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    From personal experience and others on various sites
     
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    Cool, can you please assist with a link? I tried to search but only get info on the flat worm part...
     
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    Various recommendations. Salifert seems not to have worked for everyone. In my case I used it for zoanthid eating nudis not montipora eating nudis
     
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    Flatworms and Monti eating nudis are two very different animals. You will need some wrasse.
     
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    You may need a wrasse.... some have had success with flatworm exit when dosing strongly. One method is not cut and dried.
     
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    Not that different actually and treatments on occassion are the same
     
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    I'm sitting with the same problem, all my monties are going for a duck:beatdeadhorse5:. Got two yellow corris wrassers and they show no interest in them. Me @Express Reef are busy with a proper quarantine tank and the tank will be housed at his place. All monties will be taking out of the tank and quarantined for three months. This sps bug is a real pain in the butt...:dft007:
     
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    Monti Eating Nudis are nasty! I lost all my Monti after I removed all my wrasse from my glass box in Feb. The only wrasse I had was a banana wrasse. When I introduced the wrasse back, the nudis disappeared. I tried treating the montipora, dips and quaritine, NOTHING helped. The eggs survived iodine dips.
     
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    anyone got some nudis left ??? I need to kill my montipora!
     
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    @Francois, that be the little buggers! Take all monti's out, including your digis. As soon as they finish eating the capricornis they will move to your didgitala.
     
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