Hole in brain

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  1. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys, got this brain today. There is a hole in it. The previous owner assured me it is fine and had always been there. When I went to go check on it there were two red things moving inside it. Maybe a worm? Is there anything I must inject into the hole.
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    if you want to clear it, get it a coral dip in CoralRX
     
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    or seachem coral dip

    take water out the tank, about 1L, add the dip, dip coral until you see the dead invaders then replace coral and throw water away.

    you might need to shake the coral abit to loosen all the hitchhikers etc
     
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    I would dip it in coral Rx a.s.a.p.
     
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    Thanks guys. Most lfs stock it? Is it quite expensive? Isn't there something I can just inject it with?

    Just trying to find a cheaper soloution. Just spent all my coral money for the month.:m85:
     
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    Looks like its been living there a while so it prob won't cause more harm
    In future dip all corals before adding them to your tank. Things like flatworms and nudis are really hard to get rid of once introduced
    An iodine dip is cheap, you can get some from the chemist for around R10 bottle. There will be correct dosing instruction somewhere online, but I usually add enough to discolor the water in my dipping container, then shake coral in it until bugs shop falling off.
     
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    If you do not come right I can always borrow you some Coral ReVive, its awesome stuff. It eliminated my Montipora eating nudibranch problem.
     
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    That's great!
    Will buy some iodine. Thanks guys!
    @Brendan6 will get in touch if I don't come right.
     
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    @TaahirS im going out on a limd here but it is possibly a Vermetid snail. Just check if its sends out web like net. Still needs to go as they irritate corals.
     
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    Once you've dipped and the hitchhiker is out please post a pic of if.So we can all have a image in our memory banks.
     
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    Maybe it could be a boy crab:m12:
     
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    Wow.... I am really happy i am not a crab headed for an lfs in SA..... We dunno what it is... Kill kill kill.
    Difficult to id from just a pincer, but good chance its from the Cryptochiroide family. Pretty safe, live off coral mucus..... Harmless... Well hmmm sort of...
    To what degree they irritate the coral to induce mucus production, i am not too sure.... But, unless i see it actually eating its host, i would not kill it... Fascinating life, nice subject for a school science project ;).
     
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    Not for me to say what you must and must not do, i have killed more corals than I am willing to remember.... But i did spread their clones.... that is for you to decide..... Interesting power we have...
    Perhaps if you introduce a harlequin tusk fish it will take care of the crab....
     
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    Check out the gall crab thread posted today but MASA admin. Looks like you were right. Orange stripe on the claw and all.
     
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