View Full Version : PESTS maybe any one seen them before !?

08/02/2017, 07:22 AM
hello so i notice a that my sps was loosing tissue i was thinking its just because i add it few days ago but now i notice like small black 2-3mm spots and tooday i checked on coral with my digital microscope and i notice these guys have like 2 antens and they almost dont move !! what should i do ?! frag and trow rest away or just dump them completly ?!

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08/02/2017, 07:41 AM
Black bugs, seen this somewhere... they eat sps

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08/02/2017, 08:54 AM
I think i found what are thous things https://************.com/2012/07/24/halofolliculina-corallasia/

08/02/2017, 10:08 AM
my first guess is that they are black bugs. the latest and most destructive and indestructable pests.

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08/02/2017, 02:59 PM
Those look more like nudis or flatworms than black bugs to me.

08/02/2017, 03:05 PM
the videos that i have seen of black bugs they are moving around pretty fast. you said these barely move?

08/02/2017, 03:30 PM
the videos that i have seen of black bugs they are moving around pretty fast. you said these barely move?

yes they move slow you can even se it with and eye!

08/02/2017, 07:32 PM
if you can get a video and post it. thatll help more

08/02/2017, 07:47 PM
Not another evil pest.. looks more like a flatworm than a bug.. but hard to tell for sure. No real in tank treatment, I don't think..
Removing affected colonies and dipping is probably the only solution..

08/04/2017, 07:29 AM
They look like the pests that burrow in acro skeletons and they don't really move on the visable area. I forget what they are called but they look like worms and move from the infected spot outward. If that's what they are I would cut all affected areas out from the coral.

08/05/2017, 09:23 AM
Look to be the same pest. LFS had them come in on Acro shipment from Jakarta. Under a 30x microscope, they appear to be some type of flatworm, they lay yellow egg masses and lots of them. Revive and coral RX knock them off pretty easy. Tried some tests at home in QT and of course, dip doesn't kill the eggs. AEFW treatment protocol would work for these as well. The bad news is they do more damage faster than the typical AEFW.
It was a few months ago they came in, LFS owner contacted exporter in Jarkata said they don't know anything about them? Dude lost hundreds of frags and colonies in a short time.

I feel your pain, good luck