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    Acro REDBUG Discussion

    ***Original conversation from Reefmutt's "Pic of my tank" Thread ***
    http://aquariacanada.com/forums/show...1420#post61420


    All I can say is that 5 to 7 years ago these bugs and flat worms that are such a hot topic were unheard of among the people I knew in the hobby. ... I have still have never seen ether of them. I guess I best hope it stays that way.

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    Well unfortunately, up until now, I have not practised 'safe fragging'- I will definetly be dipping any new aquisitions from now on!!
    Matt.

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    Have these pests always been around in such numbers in the hobby? Or is it a matter of them just recently coming into the lime light as BAD boys?
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    they seem to have only shown up in the last 2 years or so. Maybe they have been around for longer, but never recognized as the cause of mysteriously unhealthy acros. However I never noticed them until last year- I wasn't really looking for then before that ,but I think I would have notived them as I have been known to accidentally knock my forhead against the glass, while trying to get a closer look at things in there. The Acro end of the hobby has only really mushroomed in the last few years so they may very well be fairly new.
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    Are they seen on these corals regardless of the source? Or do they tend to be related to corals from one area of the world? It would be interesting to know. I think the pickers and or higher level distributors should take a active roll in controlling them. It would only be good for their business.
    Rob

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    I don't know if they are related to one part of the world, but I would say no- just a guess. I would bet that some of the really sexy coral suppliers, like maybe Dr mac & sons - and Aquaria Canada, just to name a few dose the new arrivals, but I bet a lot of the smaller outfits still haven't heard of them, nor think of it as their problem, if they had heard of them. So many places just get stuff in and them ship them out in hours, they don't want to hold on to the coral any longer than they have to. But I think that the retailers would benefit from advertising guarenteed bug free acros- as well as the big acro trading sites etc
    Matt.

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    Theres a pill here with your name on it!

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    MAtt...

    I took a real close look at my acros when you first mentioned the possibility of bugs... I havn't spotted any yet.

    Do you think i'll have to take a magnifying glass up close to the acros to actually see these guys?
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    For those of you who don't know what the dreaded Red bugs look like...

    FYI, this is NOT my coral...
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Here's a link with good info and close-ups:
    http://www.littlereef.com/redbugs.htm

    and here's THE CURE:
    http://reefs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=45859


    My Hijcacking of this thread is now over.
    Let's get back to Matt's BEAUTIFUL reef, and discuss the DRed Bugs in another thread.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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