RBTA transfer process?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by WCKDVPR, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

  2. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

  3. did anything fall off the 5 nems in the dip?
  4. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    A few were dipped with corals, so I can't be sure what came off what. I dipped a maxi mini and 2 RFAs by themselves and as I recall nothing came off that I could see.
  5. What do you guys do about brown flatworms that like to hang out on top of mushrooms?
  6. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Saute them (and the mushroom) in a bit of garlic and olive oil? Did I get it right? Do I win a prize:)
  7. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    siphon/brush off and when they get too bad flatworm exit. I flatworm exited my tank and havent seen them since
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The only problem I have with dipping nems, esp bigger one like btas. Is that they take in quite a bit of water so it may take in all that Bayer dip. Then when you put it in the tank, it expels the Bayer laden water. Now you have Bayer in your tank.

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  9. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    That is a valid point; I can def see that being a problem. Same argument could probably be made for some softies like leathers and toadstools.

    My process when dipping involves 10-12ml of Bayer per 8oz of tank water and let it soak for 5-10 min. I then remove nem/coral and place in fresh tank water for same amount of time it sat in bayer. I then soak a second time in fresh tank water. Then it's into the tank. I haven't seen a issue, but if I actually continue dipping nems (or even softies), I can definitely some benefit for more "wash cycles."
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  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    My opinion is that not dipping a nem is an acceptable amount of risk. I know my threshold is lower than some though.

    WCKDVPR Guest

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the input. It has been interesting watching the discussion. The RBTA is in the tank and seems happy. It disappears under the rocks at night (you almost can't see it), but comes out when the lights start ramping up. As far as I can tell, the clowns haven't checked it out yet.

    Thanks again Newjack, it is a welcome addition and adds some nice color and movement.

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