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    sps question

    So I've never had any major issues with my sticks and have actually been able to grow them quite well. But, for some reason, here in the last 2 - 3 weeks my red digi, purple digi and it looks like now some milis are getting white blotches, almost bands on them. Here is a pic, any ideas of what's going on/what can be done to remedy this? I have other spa in my tank that are showing no ill effects at all.


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    I have a friend that had that happen ended up being flukes or some thing like that.

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    What did your friend do?

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    dipped them to get ready of them he use bayer liquid 7

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    Mine will do that from time to time. Usually they just grow the flesh back. Don't know if it's some chemical warfare from something else or a change in tank conditions getting them mad. Almost always though on my super huge colonies the base of the coral is whited out. I just think that's from the large upper section's branches shading out the lower area from light and it sort of dies out, can't grow or sustain itself without full light.

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    Although I didn't see any bugs I decided to dip the affected corals. I think I found the little creep that has been munching on my sticks. Can someone id this critter?

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    And after some research, my conclusion is a flatwork. Any thoughts?

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    Looks like a flatworm to me.
    Don't look here for a comment.

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    Thanks joe.

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    good Job coach you got the little beast !!

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    Time to get a flatworm predator or two, usually if there is one you will find more.

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    Thanks tj, any suggestions?

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    If you see the tissue really starting to peel off and spread, might be time to frag some of the healthy parts.

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    Thanks, how about good predators?

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    A Six line wrasse is good choice. If you don't want to add fish, Flatworm Exit is safe to use if you don't have a ton of them. When they die, they release a toxin. If you had so many you could see them crawling around everywhere you would want to remove as many as possible before using any chemical treatment.

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    Thanks joe.

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