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Old 03/06/2018, 10:56 AM   #151
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I would add a little bit from my experience with battle against vermitides.
I had them a lot. Especially the smaller ones. Iíve noticed their activity (I mean nets) after corals feeding by Preis V-Power and others similar things. Also after some movements of the rock, sand etc inside the tank. My tank is populated by several tangs, chromises, clown and six line wrasse. There are two hermits and one pistol shrimp. I feed them only by flacks and granulas.
So, Iíve stopped feed corals by V-Power, optimized and increased flow (there are no dead zones, and as a result no mud). And voila - there are no vermitides! Iíve understood this just recently. They disappeared gradually. And corals are thriving.


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Old 03/06/2018, 11:12 AM   #152
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Did they starved to death??


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Old 03/06/2018, 11:37 AM   #153
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My leopard wrasse (M. meleagris) decimated the population of vermetid snails. It actually first started picking up small colonista snails. When colonista snail population dropped, leopard gained interest in vermetid snails.

Leopard wrasses are long known to be snail eaters. They have been used by many to control parasitic pyramidellid snails. However, this is the 1st time I seen one eating vermetid snails. I had others that never showed any intrest to vermetid snails, but this guy loves to eat them.

Of course like any predator-prey situation, it did not wipe them out. There are still some at places that leopard cant reach. But the population is greatly reduced.


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Old 03/06/2018, 02:20 PM   #154
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Did they starved to death??


I suppose so.


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Old 03/06/2018, 03:41 PM   #155
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Well that's a thought.... Remove all the fish and stop feeding the tank for a month or more


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Old 03/06/2018, 09:18 PM   #156
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I guess that we have to stop doing things provoking net releasing.


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Old 03/07/2018, 09:50 AM   #157
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Net release is a way of feeding, just wondering if we remove the fish and don't feed for a month or so... will they starve???


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Old 03/07/2018, 01:08 PM   #158
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I didnít remove fishes and snails starved.


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Old 03/07/2018, 01:38 PM   #159
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stopping feeding will do nothing. unless its for like a year. no changes in feeding will do anything ti help. they will be right there right as rain when yiu feed again


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Old 03/08/2018, 08:54 AM   #160
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I had a population of these start taking over in my tank, I stopped broadcast feeding, switched to pellets and only would drop a few in at a time until the fish stopped eating.

The snails eventually starved. I also would constantly crush the bases of their tubes so they'd have to spend energy on building a new one.

It took about two weeks before I stopped seeing new tubes. Now I don't have any in my tank and resumed my normal feeding habits.


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Old 03/08/2018, 09:49 AM   #161
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I switched to pellets a few weeks ago no more dust or powder or meaty food,
Their feeding nets are just a few
All my fish eat pellets which contain all kinds of nutrients from meat to algae
I will be doing this feeding for a few months and see what happens, I will keep you posted


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Old 03/08/2018, 10:02 AM   #162
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I have the same problem! They are super annoying and creepy and are growing all over my zoanthid rock. I just had to take out the entire rock and snip off the tubes.


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Old 03/08/2018, 11:43 AM   #163
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Some fish will eat them. How big is your tank?


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Old 03/08/2018, 12:54 PM   #164
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I switched to pellets a few weeks ago no more dust or powder or meaty food,
Their feeding nets are just a few
All my fish eat pellets which contain all kinds of nutrients from meat to algae
I will be doing this feeding for a few months and see what happens, I will keep you posted
Good luck. But I guess you will see a result earlier.


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Old 03/08/2018, 02:36 PM   #165
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Thanks, after I tried melanurus wrasse, Toby fish, Leopard wrasse, bumblebee snails
File fish, nothing worked... Nothing
So if this is another occasion to get rid of them I will try it..


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Old 03/09/2018, 11:29 AM   #166
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Some fish will eat them. How big is your tank?
What fish are known to eat them?


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Old 03/09/2018, 11:52 AM   #167
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For fis that didn't work for me. Read post #165


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