Interceptor...

camarojweed

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Who's got some...I am holding corals for a "coral whore":eek1: :eek1: :eek1: and my acros are getting crushed...need help quick..hopefully someone in the Groton area...

Thanks

Jason
 
I was hoping someone had like half a tablet...I should get some by wednesday but I wanted to get one treatment done before then...

Jason
 
what is this stuff ?is it a coral treatment? and what is levamasol ?i have a blue seal and agway very near and if this is something i need i can go look there for it .thanks . warren
 
Interceptor is a Heartworm Pill for dogs...It is also used to kill red bugs in the aquarium (They destroy Acros) the only down side is that it will also kill most of your crustations (Hermits, shrimp, etc...and most of your Pod population) so it does have its down sides...There is a huge thread I will link below for how to treat if you have the red bugs...but after reading all the stuff that is out there that can destroy your tank I can't recommend enough a quarantine tank...I am using my 12 Gallon Nano as mine from now on....

Levanosol, is like the same thing...Mitch Carl spoke of it when he gave the lecture at last meeting...

http://www.reefs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=45859
here is the link to the red bug discussion...

PS I did my first treatment last night and wasted those little suckers...i can already see my acros starting to extend their polps...just for reference, it is my experience that Acros in the Valadia Family are the first to be hit...anything that branches in that manner seems to be the first to be attacked..

Jason
 
Does anyone know if Salifert's Flatworm exit is the same stuff? I think Mitch suggested that it might be but as one might expect the box does not tell you. My display tank at school has a healthy population of the red flatworms (not red bugs) which I have been hesitant to treat based on the possible collateral damage. Has anyone used the Salifert stuff and have an idea of what it might kill?
 
Red flat worms are not bad, they help rid your tank of ditrius. If your worried about them multipling to rapidly, buy a 6 line wrasse.
 
Flat worms are a different pest and flatworm exit is the cure...like shark bait said a six line wrasse is a great cure to keep the population in check, but the sixline also eats copepods so there is a trade off...if you use flatworm exit be prepared for your skimmer to go crazy as the funk from the dying flatworms releases a toxin that could do some harm, but a few water changes and some carbon and you should be good to go...
 
Fitch4, they look like this. Not mine but a pic on the sps board. Makes me itch thinking about them.
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/wentreefgirl/red-bugs.jpg">
 
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