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I have this red montipora that is bleaching I have moved it around, lowered the intensity of my kessil light. No luck. Also turned off my skimmer. Any help would be most appreciated20170207_182241.jpg

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TrentN   

It's hard to tell in the pic, but if it's what i think i could be. The safest thing you could do for your tank is pull it out and throw that coral away. If noting else you need to dip it daily for a week. If it is eggs the dip will do nothing to then, you'll have to wait till they hatch, and dip and blast with a turkey baster. The dip doesn't kill them just stuns. You're due for a new one anyway so go get your power rangers toothbrush and scrub where you can and gently brush the rest.

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I pulled and tossed it tonight. Turn off the pumps before removing the rock to break it off in the sink. (Sad because the piece had a cool structure) peroxided the area where it sat. 4 other Monties in the tank with no signs, but will keep an eye on them over the next few weeks.


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Unfortunately the easy way is to just get rid of the offender and hope the eggs go with. They will lay them on the rockwork too immediately at base of the monti so hopefully none are left. I have been lucky enough to end up with them twice(the second time being very careful). The first time they wiped every monti in the tank. The second time I saw them I think it was very early on and I removed the piece they were on. It never showed any signs of them I just happened to see one and yanked it right then. Once you know what to look for they stick out. But the little ones are a little hard to be sure of if don't know what you are looking at. Hope this solves your problem.

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bif24701   
Mine started bleaching form one side then these popped up on it. 47f58710689add5f57fb67fc78eb8fba.jpg6538dd7a7479d6ee1d1ef40b6ca2ac09.jpg what is the safest way to pull this thing without spreading what looks like eggs or larva?


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Are those monti eating nudis?


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I have this red montipora that is bleaching I have moved it around, lowered the intensity of my kessil light. No luck. Also turned off my skimmer. Any help would be most appreciated20170207_182241.thumb.jpg.e2db32950b8588a0147d08ec9d2e66b5.jpg



Have you looked closely for monti eating nudis? They are pretty small.


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I was afraid they were. Rest of the montis seem ok so far.


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I was able to rid my tank of them by Bayer dipping all my montis every 5-7 days a few times. Haven't seen any since, 7 months ago.


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Not to hijack on thread, but just seemed relevant. So with the Monty gone from the rock the sponge that was next to it now has creatures. 2c5188d8652b4e5488ac9eb70bb551e7.jpg, 182998d4033210501459a03718510fdb.jpg. Considered trying a wrasse but I think my best bet is going to be to pull the rock and bleach it
Will Monty eating Nudie also eat sponge? Or do I have a whole Nother monster?
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That does not look like a sponge to me. However that is a very good shot of a montipora eating nudibranch. From my understanding the only thing they will eat is the montipora. If you remove them the nudis will die.

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bif24701   
2e6bd29977deb6ee79a51a85deec9944.jpg better shot from this morning


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That's not a sponge. Is a Digi, a type of mdntipora. That is why they are eating it. Remove it and dip in Bayer. Any monti left in the tank will feed them. Remove the all to a QT so the display goes fallow and the nudis will die without any montis to eat. OR. You can dip all your monties every 5-7 days for a few weeks until you stop seeing them altogether, this is what I did and after the third dip I stoped seeing new ones and haven't since (~8 months)


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I yanked the whole rock today and put that rock in a fish only tank for now. 5ab404916a420d6e4520b39870bf7759.jpg. Just trashed that chunk of coral altogether I have another piece in a different location and it grows quickly. Hoping that pulling the source will eliminate them, and just keep an eye on the rest.


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