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    TTDs

    TTDs, or Tankly Transmitted Diseases or sometimes referred to as CTDs (Coral-ly Transmitted Diseases), are nuisances that a marine aquarist encounters at some point in the trade. The focus of this thread is to combine experience and knowledge in order to create a common term of enragement for each specific nuisance. Please feel free to add terms or argue the preset common name. Participation is welcome.

    FISH

    -Firefish - "Kamikaze Pilot" and/or "Suicidal Tendencies"

    -Bully Black Tang (BBT) - "N.W.A."

    -Dwarf Angel - "Bipolar Beauties" or AKA "Two-faced midgy", "Spoiled Bit**", and/or "Plutonium"

    - Damselfish - "Bastard Chihuahua" derives name from having so much anger in such a small vessel.

    - Foxface Lo - "Stripper" (Appealing but dangerous)

    CORAL

    - Kenya Tree - "Herpies Aquaria"

    - Hollywood Stunner Chalice - "The Ex-Wife" (Pretty at a distance but she'll get you for all your worth)

    - Xenia - "Chlamydia" or "The Clap"

    - Green Star Polyp - "Gangrene" (Can only be isolated using the "Lose the finger to save the hand technique)

    - Nuclear Holocaust/Reverse Space Monsters - "Tank AIDS"


    NUISANCES MISC.

    - Diatoms - "Malaria"

    - Cyanobacteria - "Dysentery"

    - Green Hair Algae - "The Plague"

    - Aiptasia - "Shingles"

    - Astrea Stars - "Pink Eye" (A true pain in the eye)

    - Detritus - "Scurvy"

    - Ich - "The Great Depression"

    - Bubble Algae - "To be determined"

    - Mojano - "Con Artist" (Tricks the color blind into thinking its an awesome coral/nem until someone tells said color blind person they have a TTD running amuck)

    Many of these are rid from the aquarium with simple prevention. Always remember to use protection when encountering questionable tanks before transferring any TTDs/CTDs into your aquarium.

    **REMEMBER** if signs or symptoms of these malicious nuisances appear or if you suspect you may have an outbreak please refer to your local forum for tips, tools, and/or remedies. If all else fails, GOOGLE...
    Last edited by Campbell; 01-09-2015 at 05:34 PM.

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    Ha ha I love this.

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    Yes, I agree.
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    Yep

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    I'd throw Reverse Space Monsters into the Tank Aids category!
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    Done and done Murf. Agreed

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    Well said

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    Reverse space monsters or pink and golds. I do believe they are one in the same
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    mojano- "the con artist" (appears to be "neat" so you let them grow until you realize what they actually do, and then you've already lost)
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    Mojano added to list Cody lol

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    Dwarf Angels, bipolar beauties. Sometimes they're awesome amd add great color to the tank. Then sometimes they destroy your favorite thing because you overslept...

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    ^ Dwarf Angel added Brian! Not sure why or how I missed your post before


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    Firefish - "Suicidal Tendies"or "kamikaze pilots". A jump away from ending it all.

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    ^ Added haha


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