Hitchhiker thread

Discussion in 'General Reef Discussion' started by portereef, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

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  2. NatalieMadison

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  3. NatalieMadison

    NatalieMadison Active Member

    IMG_0479.PNG Found another identifying post
     
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  4. LJC6780

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    Yeah, mine don't seem to be bothering anything but if you think it's bothering them you might try picking them off or try one of the crabs. I haven't noticed my crabs munching on mine but honestly, I haven't seen the blue one in a while so who knows!
     
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  5. LJC6780

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    So I found these 3 guys on my Hammers tonight. At first I thought they were the red ones I had before but after looking I'm not sure what kind they are. I also am not sure how I got them as I used the flat worm exit not too long ago. I guess I'll be using it again if I see another one.
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  6. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    That last picture almost looks like a polyclad flat worm which is an invert predator. Do all 3 look the same? I don't know what they are but all three being on the same coral is a bit worrisome to me.
     
  7. LJC6780

    LJC6780 RRMAS Supporter

    Pretty much. The first one I pulled had a red spot in the center. I think you can see it in the pic. Should I just run flatworm exit again?

    Well ... I found 3 more on the same hammer along with what looks like some tissue loss so I decided to go ahead with the exit. In reading he instructions again I am pretty sure I didn't dose it right last time! It said 4 drops per 20 LITERS or 5 gallons and I am pretty sure I read it as 20 gallons ... no wonder I really didn't see any activity after I used it before. This time just a few minutes after I used it I could see them running all over the hammer! I sucked them out with a pipette as soon as I saw them so they hopefully wouldn't add to the toxicity. I pulled several off the hammer and 1 or 2 off of a Duncan in the middle and 2 off of the frog spawn on the other end of the tank. I looked at and squirted every coral just trying to find more but never saw anything else. I went ahead and cleaned the filter sock and added the carbon so hopefully it will take care of any I didn't see. I'll check on everything again here in a bit to make sure I don't see any more. Hopefully it took care of the problem this time!
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