Okay well RIP to my new a. cerealis. I was lucky enough to have fragged the heck out of it before it went. My question is the ID
of the illness/problem. The acropora turned white from base up, however it took place over several days so slow in fact that I mistook it for bleching even up to last night. It was this morning when I smelled the putrid stink of dead coral that I realized it wasn't coming back. So, here is what I had,
1.) bottom up bleaching took 3 days to consume 50% of a 5" colony
2.) heavy mucus looking coat on all the effected stems
3.) horrible "wharf after a cleaned catch" smell.
Here's to swimmin with bowlegged women.
Reef with 30G Sump/Fuge Combo
-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.