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Old 09/24/2018, 08:49 PM   #1
mav.23
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Green Star Polyp Parasite?

Hello! I got my first coral tonight for my nano, and when I got home and examined the frag, I noticed some pale green clear-ish looking stick thingies. They are very small, and very tricky to see, and at first I thought it was a GSP tentacle poking through it's opening, but then it moved to another tentacle. Does anyone have any experience with this? I will try and get a picture soon.


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Old 09/24/2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=mav.23;25500756]Hello! I got my first coral tonight for my nano, and when I got home and examined the frag, I noticed some pale green clear-ish looking stick thingies. They are very small, and very tricky to see, and at first I thought it was a GSP tentacle poking through it's opening, but then it moved to another tentacle. Does anyone have any experience with this? I will try and get a picture soon.[/QUOTE

After much research, I believe it is a parasitic copepod. It looks like it eats gsp. I am moving the coral out of acclimation & into QT. I (luckily) am getting a Melanurus Wrasse tomorrow, and I've heard they eat copepods well. Hopefully the wrasse will eat the pods off the gsp.


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Old 09/25/2018, 08:19 AM   #3
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Picture?


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Old 09/26/2018, 01:13 AM   #4
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Yes please post picture . Doesn’t surprise me . Seems like for every coral/invert and vert, there is a parasite for . I actually had pink polychete worms attacking a bubble tip anemone . I wish I had documented that one.


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