Dealing with coral pests and parasites can be one of the most challenging experiences beginner and experienced reefers will ever have to deal with. It’s the most frustrating to have a healthy reef tank with ideal parameters, only to have one or more of your corals suffering from unwanted little bugs and pests.
Thankfully the reef aquarium hobby has gotten really good first at identifying various coral ailments, and treating them with prophylactic dips, physical removal, and practicing safe coral frag trading. Alas, some little bugs still get through and once in a while you gotta roll up your sleeve and employ some serious removal techniques to make corals feel better.
We’ve received a huge number of donated corals for the Reef Builders Studio from local reefers, most of which came from healthy established reef tanks and clean coral populations. However, one particularly plate of Leng Sy Monti Cap developed a small outbreak of Montipora eating nudibranch and we decided to get medical in their removal.
It’s been years since we’ve had an opportunity to whip out the Waterpik, a miniature pressure washer designed for cleaning teeth. However in the latest vlog video we show you how to use a Waterpik to remove the Montipora nudibranch. What’s great about the Waterpik is that it’s a multipurpose tool who’s hig pressure waterjet can be used to remove all kinds of unwanted encrustations, clean hard to reach place, and much, much more.