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Treating Red Bug


shaywood
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I purchased a piece of Oregon Tort about 8 months ago (its still quite small). I think it may have red bug. I would like to do an Interceptor (Milbemycin) treatment. Does anyone know where I can get an extra pill for treatment?

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Shawn, I would try to get one of the natural predators of the red bugs. I know melanarous wrasses and dragon faced pipe fish eat them. Interceptor will kill any ornamental crustaceans that you have in your tank. I would use it as a last resort.

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yup, petmeds, they say they require, but they don't, its fast and affordable, used it a few years back with great results. Be prepared to do it a few times not just once. Even if you don't see any more RB's they will be in there, I would dose and wait a week, dose, and wait two weeks, and do a final dose. Inverts can be sensetive, some showed some signs of being half drunk. so if your inverts are not big you may consider yanking them for a while.

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