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Old 11-16-2004, 12:31 PM   #11
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The guy that owns my LFS had one in his show tank that was 2 years old. He wouldn't sell it to anyone because he said it was a miracle that it had lived for that long. A guy came in one day and offered him $250 for it and like most anyone else would do, he sold it.....


The weirdest thing about the coral was he said he had moved it probably 10 times(to different tanks) in that 2 year period and was always expecting it to die... It never did and as far as I know it still hasn't died (I always see the guy who bought it in there)..... Then just the other day, he ordered another one to go into his show tank just to see if he could keep it, and it came in dry. The other owner picked it up strait out of the box tore the bag open and dropped it into a tank that is under the register (they put all the corals that come in dry in there)........ it's been about 2 weeks and that thing is as big as a basketball.

Goniporia is a strange coral.....
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Yes they can do great for long periods of time and then just poof. Start to deterate. The 'rock' as you put it will start to degrade as its just calcium carboniate.
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Old 11-16-2004, 01:28 PM   #13
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I read that once a "brown jelly" forms on the coral that the chances of saving it are pretty much nil. The only future they have in your tank after that is to infect other hard corals.
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Jason -

I'm convinced my Gonio was one of those rare ones. Had it not been constantly picked on it would still be flourishing.
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so I'm guessing the brown jelly will be obvious to me and at that point I should remove him????
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I'm convinced my Gonio was one of those rare ones. Had it not been constantly picked on it would still be flourishing.
The same guy who just tossed the dry one in the tank said he had one in his tank at home and it started to get that brown slime at the bottom of it. He said he took it out and just ploped it into another tank...... apparently it's still alive after a few months and the slime went away.

I'm not sure if I would reccomend anyone doing that or anything, but I know someone who did it and it worked ........
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:40 AM   #17
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Yes, the jelly will be pretty obvious on a hard coral. I'm just going by what I've read. It may be possible for the coral to rid itself of it, but in my experience the part that has the jelly is dead and will only spread. It also suggested immediately quarantining the coral if you want to save it because it could potentially wipe out all of your corals.
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The jelly is a bactera infection. Simply moving it to another tank woudl not clear up the infection unless the second tank had prevoius been medicated with an antibacteral agent.

When the jelly appears the best thing to do is to use a syphon and try to remove as much of the jelly as possible and to not disturb the jelly and distrabute it over the rest of the tank. When in doubt you can frag the affected part taking some good tissue with it. This will save the rest of the coral that not infected with the jelly.
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