Originally Posted by drummev
Yes, it does seem like when I ask for information the answer always involves buying something- I probably have more supplements than I'll ever need. I was told they 'can't get too much calcium' so even if I put in extra it wouldn't hurt. Don't know if that's true.
Kinda true, but not really. Too much calcium - by itself - will not kill anything. But dosing too much calcium to the point that it starts precipitating out of your water will start to also cause issues with your alkalinity. And when your alkalinity starts dropping, you could start having problems with your pH. And when...
You get the idea.
I did the water changed and stopped the idodide drops. I also asked at the LFS where I purchased water and they think I may have him too close to other corals. I moved him away from all corals. He doesn't look any worse today. Will let you know if this hammerhead frogspawn brightens up. Thanks again!
I think water changes and stopping the dosing of everything is your best bet it getting the thing to pull through. Just FYI... a "hammerhead" and a "frogspawn" are two different types of coral within the same family (Euphyllia). They both require the same living conditions, but figured I should just bring it up. You either have a "frogspawn" or an "anchor/hammer"... but not both!
Also... when introducing corals to your tank, unless they're showing severe signs of distress, it's best to avoid the temptation to constantly move them around. Everytime they get moved, there's a new set of conditions they have to get used to, and it can take a few days for them to do that. I try to sit on my hands for at least a week before moving a coral to a different location.