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Old 07/01/2014, 11:09 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by ArmyGreens View Post
What about diseases, bacteria and or pest, what are their respective precursor to look for?
As with any coral these are a real threat to NPC as well. I recommend dipping (I mainly use Revive and Prazipro), scrubbing base with toothbrush, followed by QT for inspection. There are predators that feed exclusively on various NPC. Ultimate Reef dot net has some pictures in a Tubastrea specific thread you can search for (cannot link it here).

As with some LPS there are also little tiny crabs that can hitch hike on the coral. I've seen them hide within the mouth of various LP NPC which will irritate the heck out of them and likely cause death over time. Most dips will drive the crabs out, or kill them.


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