SPS in a bit of trouble...

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  1. flipwhip

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    Hey guys

    Need some help here, iv recently noticed this small black slug looking
    thing on my monti frag, Iv had the frag for about 2 months now and only the
    past week or so, this thing has started to appear. As you can see on the pics
    (not the best but I tried) the monti is starting to turn white and the other thing is he
    coming out of some hole. I tried gripping the little bugger with some tweezers but he just
    backtracks into his hole. So just some advice on what to do would gladly be appreciated.

    Thanks

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  3. Tony

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    It looks like a nudibranch which is probably eating your monti. Try and remove it with some tweezers
     
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    or the other optin is try to poke the bugger dead with a leka fat needle:yeahdude:
     
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    hey tony

    tried the tweezers thing but he just shoots back into the hole.

    hey ziyaadb

    thought about this but he's just to fast. lol
     
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    what about a solution of kalk in the hole?
     
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    You that would work, and it wouldn't harm the coral in anyway.

    I was thinking of pluging the hole up somehow but im scared he burrows himself another hole.
     
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    i skeem if u plug the hole up he will bite through to the other side.
     
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    hey bra remove the whole rock and do a dip with coral dip from brightwell or kent also has a dip,the best way to do is take a air pump with a air stone and place under the coral and leave for 10-15 mins then flush all water and re do a few times but you need to check to remove the nudi and look for tiny eggs, and in most cases there will be more then 1 nudi
     
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    Hey IMarine

    I think you right buddy, taking the rock out is what im going to have to do even though its going to upset the aquascaping.
     
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    Imarine tell me what do the eggs look like???
     
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    I am with Imarine on this one. Do that or a FW dip. It will sort out that nudi ;)
     
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    Hey Mekaeel


    Excuse my ignorance but “FW dip” you mean fresh water right and if so
    do I add anything to this water. Not to sure how to go about it.
     
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    Yes dude, Fresh water but to be more precise, RO water. :)
    FW SPS Dip - SPS Corals
     
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    Thanks Mek

    Having a read through you thread now.
     
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    Only a pleasure bud! :)
     
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    Just to add that you must have the RO water at the same temp as your tank water so not to shock the coral
     
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    Have you tried to sifen it out with a airline tube, works well for those small little pests
     
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    Hi Flipwhip hows the monti doing
     
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