What is your most dreaded live rock pest
answer the poll above and thanks in advance
All the others can be taken out with a bit of work, but the aptasia like to evade and grow if you become lazy. i had one giant aptasia and tried to kill it. it was 2in within a LR... it was still giant and spawned off 30+ more aptasia... and that's in just a 25g nano. I got rid of it all but it took a lot of work.
People post your thoughts please.
lemon juice in a pipette can kill aptasia quite nicely.
i vote mantis because if not taken care of they can kill fish and ive heard of them cracking the bottom pane of glass.
it also is a good hitcher to, that is, if you can catch it alive. people pay for these things.
true and i know there are a lot of ways to get rid of aptasia, but they can be elusive and if you had one and used kalkwasser on it or joes juice or whatever, they bud more if there is any tissue left.
I agree on the mantis shrimp..from the vids I've seen...yuck! very pretty but quite lethal to have in a tank
I think the worst hitchhikers are things like flatworms, red coral bugs, and other small parasitic isopods and snails.
I can deal with aptasia, majanos, shrimps, crabs, and bristleworms by putting the rock in a bucket for a few hours and go over it with tweezers and a syringe. The tiny things are tough to spot though until they've multiplied!
kim this holds up to 10mLs:
Aquarium Fish Feeding & Feeders: Kent Marine SeaSquirt Feeder
smaller ones come in most test kits, im not sure where you can buy them otherwise.
Awesome. I've been trying to spot dose with a turkey baster and it hasn't been working out too well. I definitely need this. Thanks, OF2F! :-)
Of everything out there, then Pistol Shrimp. They can be as bad as a Mantis, but harder to catch IMO. Plus, you get a new tank if you get a Mantis. :-)
Of what I have, defiantley aptasia. I have some popping up everywhere.
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