Always Dip Your Corals

ALWAYS DIP YOUR CORALS BEFORE PLACING THEM IN YOUR TANK. Many LFS take corals from other hobbyists and exporters alike. Shops have corals coming in from many different places, making the chances of products having red bugs, or flatworms, or nudibranchs, or other harmful critters is very high. When you take home a coral from the LFS or get a coral from another hobbyist, dip it in an Iodine solution for 5-8 minutes to kill any and all harmful hitchhikers. Many companies make a coral dip so that you do not have to try and make the Iodine solution yourself. SeaChem makes a very good coral dip, as does Kent (Tech D).