AEFW X is Fauna Marin’s New Hot Sauce for Acropora Flatworms

AEFW X is a new coral treatment from Fauna Marin that is designed to stop the spread of the dreaded Acropora Eating Flatworm (AEFW). This very simple life form has been wreaking havoc on aquarium Acropora for over 15 years…

Watch Out for a New More Damaging Euphyllia Flatworm

Coral pests are pretty much a fact of life for any reef aquarist or coral gardener, and these parasites and diseases range from slightly irritating to downright lethal. Recently we documented our experience with a ‘new’ flatworm that is more…

Is This a NEW Acro Eating Flatworm?

Coral pests are never fun, especially the type that are hard to remove with a simple dip. But undesirable parasites are even scarier and coral life-threatening when we don’t even know what we’re dealing with, as is the case with…

New insights on eradicating the dreaded Acro Eating Flatworm

Acropora Eating Flatworms aka AEFW aka Amakusaplana acroporae are the bane of SPS coral keepers, especially those of us with a penchant for Acropora species. Acro flatworms can turn an otherwise perfect reef system into an nightmare for the Acros in our…

DVH Coral Protec is a new coral dip from Europe

DVH Coral Protec is a new coral dip from Europe that is making its way across the pond and into the US market. Although there is no shortage of coral pest eradicating products on the market not every one is…

New Crowdfunding project tackles the dreaded AEFW

Even the hardiest and most seasoned aquarium veterans are susceptible to the dreaded acropora eating flatworm(AEFW), only recently described as Amakusaplana acroporae. The dreaded AEFW can devastate an aquarium relatively quickly taking years of growth out in a matter of…

Friday Mega-Smorgasbord: Squid arms, robofish, shark feast, sea slugs, coral planting, living undersea, AEFW hit the high seas and gigantic clumps of whale poo

We have a great post lined up for this Friday with everything from amazing to just odd and something in between. We lead off this edition with a breaking story about deep sea squids that actually tear its arms free…

Aquarium coral diseases get chronicled and detailed in dedicated website

Coral diseases can be a PITA in the wild and in aquariums, and the first step n getting an ailing coral situation under control is properly diagnosing the problem. Some coral books include a small section on different coral diseases but since…

Zeovit FlatwormStop has Acro Eating Flatworms (AEFW) squarely in its sights

FlatwormStop is a new treatment from Zeovit which allows direct dosing of a full stocked reef aquariums. FlatwormStop is safe for all fish and invertebrates and it works to eradicate Acro Eating Flatworms by stimulating the immune response of Acropora…

AEFW now known as Amakusaplana acroporae

AEFW — the dreaded acropora-eating flatworm has been a nuisance for hobbyists for years and has just gotten a new name thanks to a research team led by Dr. Kate Rawlinson from University College London. Amakusaplana acroporae is the official…