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Old 05/16/2018, 11:53 PM   #1
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Parasitic isopod?

Was looking in my tank tonight like I always do and notice my two new tangs had some bugs attached to them I figured they were parasitic isopods their were only one or two though. I came back in an hour and my clown was covered in them. Think I might have an issue. Downfall of buying live rock I suppose. Weird thing is I have royal gramma for awhile now who just sits on rocks all day and hasn’t had a single isopod on it.

I was able to catch both tangs pretty easily since they were in their sleeping state.




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Old 05/16/2018, 11:58 PM   #2
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Worked be cool to see it in water. Can't tell on a towel.


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Old 05/16/2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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Worked be cool to see it in water. Can't tell on a towel.


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You can’t see all the yellow lil bugs with their black eyes?

There’s like 15 of them there

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Old 05/17/2018, 12:00 AM   #4
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I can but can't make out its look in shape and stuff.


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Old 05/17/2018, 12:40 AM   #5
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I’ve probably picked 50 off my fish in the last two hours. What a night.


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Old 05/17/2018, 12:56 AM   #6
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Any idea where they came from? Is your tank brand new? Seems strange that everything was fine the suddenly you have 2985u249082 all over your fish at once. I guess maybe a ton hatched or something?


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Parasitic isopod?

Yea this tank is new. Just put the tangs in there earlier this morning.


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Old 05/17/2018, 01:03 AM   #8
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Any idea where they came from? Is your tank brand new? Seems strange that everything was fine the suddenly you have 2985u249082 all over your fish at once. I guess maybe a ton hatched or something?


I purchased some live rock after much debate. I was going to leave it with all brand new dry rock but I decided I wanted some live rock because I like looking for all the cool hitch hikers at night...I guarantee that’s where they came from, the two tangs just went through QT and never had any isopods on them then.


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Old 05/17/2018, 06:55 AM   #9
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You can set up a tube with fish meat inside it then use filter floss at each end of the tube sort of loosely. Put it in the tank at night and they will try to get to it then get stuck in the floss for easy catching. I would keep doing that for a while without the fish in your tank until you get them all.

A gravid iso pod has a pouch like a kangeroo, and carries up to 30 to 40 babies ready to go once they are done.


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I purchased some live rock after much debate. I was going to leave it with all brand new dry rock but I decided I wanted some live rock because I like looking for all the cool hitch hikers at night...I guarantee that’s where they came from, the two tangs just went through QT and never had any isopods on them then.


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I had some that came in on Tampa Bay Saltwater live rock. As is indicated on their website, the don't live very long in the reef tank.


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I had some that came in on Tampa Bay Saltwater live rock. As is indicated on their website, the don't live very long in the reef tank.


Good to hear, thank you. That’s where I got my rock. I missed that info on their site though.


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Good to hear, thank you. That’s where I got my rock. I missed that info on their site though.


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On 300lbs of rock, I got 12 purple urchins (which all grew to golf ball size), 3 mantis shrimp - all caught, a pistol shrimp, and several gorilla and stone crabs - all caught. I put the stone crab in my fuge and it is 5 inches across.


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I had the same experience. Those buggers came in on the rock, but only lasted a month or two then completely disappeared.


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