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Macro video of Red Bugs in action


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11 minutes ago, youcallmenny said:

Very cool video!  I had a small bout with red bugs a while back and used Interceptor to eradicate them.  There were no overt side effects and I haven't seen them since.  Are they doing much damage?  

I first discovered the red bugs about 2 months ago.  I picked up a pair of dragonface pipefish about 2 weeks later and they have been slowly pecking at the bugs once in a while, but not enough to eradicate them.  However, I have not seen any visible damage to the corals, so I'm not yet ready to take any more drastic measures.  If the corals were showing obvious damage, then I could justify the extra work to capture and remove all my shrimp & crabs before using Interceptor to kill the bugs.  But there's little chance I could capture my pistol shrimp without completely destroying my aquascape, so I really don't want to go that route if I don't have to.

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