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Old 09/10/2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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Kill Clove Polyps - Need Help!

How do I kill these guys? I have a 300G and half of the tank is already infested with this stuff. I have a mixed reef, LPS and SPS, and softies.

I heard fenbendazole would do, would my eels be fine? I have a Tessalata and Zebra Moray


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"I'm totally frustrated by this disease. My display has been fallow for 2 months now. If ich happened to mysteriously appear again, I'm giving up and going back to African Cichilds."
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Old 09/11/2019, 08:13 AM   #2
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Is that pulsing xenia?

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Old 09/11/2019, 08:38 AM   #3
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They do look like a blue or purple clove polyp. Yes they do quickly spread and are very hard to control once they have spread. They should be sold with a warning. Sorry I can't offer any suggestion on getting rid of them that would be a solution you would like to hear. The only sure fire way to get rid of them, that I know of, is to take the rock out to kill it, which in a large reef tank is not the preferred solution. I have read of success with certain angelfish, of course, they may eat some of your other stuff as well. I hope someone else on here can offer you a solution. Have you tried anything so far? They don't appear to be all that healthy compared to your surrounding corals.


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Old 09/11/2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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I am not aware of any reports of fenbendazole harming Eels or any other fish/livestock..

Some said they have had invert losses and most certainly it will harm soft corals but LPS/SPS/Livestock seems to be unharmed by it..


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Old 09/11/2019, 11:32 AM   #5
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I guess I don't mind taking out my toadstools, but how soon can you put them back in after clearing up tank?

I was reading that rocks might leech bits for a while.


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Old 09/14/2019, 02:25 PM   #6
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Angry clove polyps

I'm a bit jealous. I can't seem to get them established and growing in my tank. (tried twice -- both times they died off w/i a month or so).
If you ever get to the point you want to tear some out, I would gladly take some off your hands.
msg me if your want...... marc


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