deetu Posted August 13, 2021 Share Posted August 13, 2021 I've been reading that a lot of you like these little boogers but I have a 4 year old 20 gallon AIO FOWLR with macro so really don't want them. When I found the first one I thought, oh cute ...but then I found a few more and my clownfish wasn't feeling well so I treated her wondering if she got stung. I know they have an immunity to anemones but in February I lost her mate and almost lost her from them trying to host some beautiful mushrooms I had gotten. I'm pretty sure that is when the majano first came in. I took out some small rock rubble last week and the bottoms were covered with them so can imagine with I am in store for. I recently lost my tongans and wonder if they were the cause... When I was searching how to treat, I found a post on this site that I have since lost lol But the recommendation was to burn them with blue flame lighter. So now the advice... I picked up a lighter. It is semi blue flame but pinpoint. Since I don't have coral I believe it will work fine. I was trying to figure out how to do this without upsetting the fish too much (two clowns, clown goby, firefish, rainford goby, sexy shrimps, two hermits and assorted snails) I only have a 2.5 gallon tank. So the thought came... and let me know if this will work... to put the live rock in 5 gallon bucket with aeration and light after the burning. Will this upset the tank too much? I can put the macro in the 2.5 and temp plastic plants in the display for hiding. Along with the rock rubble that I put under hot water and peroxide, scraped and then into the 2.5 gallon that has cycled sponge filter in it. Since the boogers hide in the rock crevices, is there a way to see them? I have a blue twilight that doesn't make them glow. And will there be any residual from burning them that I would need to worry about. I also don't want to kill my coraline and these tiny feather dusters that are on the live rock. I only want to do this once so want to make sure I get those boogers. Thank you for any thoughts and advice. Quote Link to comment
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