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Old 08-15-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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HELP weird infection of GSP

Today I noticed that my Green Star Polyps were not opening like they should. It also looked as if parts of it were ill. I picked it up and moved it into better view, and there were small whitish patches on one side. They have a weird, hole-covered look to them and when touched with a skewer they are very soft. Please tell me if there is anything that can be done, they are currently not in the tank to prevent spread but I hope it isn't too late. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-15-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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Looks and sounds like a sponge growing. Is this a new issue with this colony? Is it new to your tank? What are the current parameters? Have you tried to dip the colony in a product like coralRX?
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At first I was thinking maybe a sponge as Hank said then I blew up the pict 4X in size
looked it over well , I didn't see ant sign of sponge than I started thinking what I do
When my gsp don't open , the first thing I do is blow it off you would be surprised how much crud collects on it , I also tend to do testing as I found a lot of times something isn't right , most of the time with mine it always reacts if my phosphates are high or when my salinity is off , or even if ammonia is present
sometimes there could something other than parameters irritating it , could be a sponge or a simple worm burrowing through it or even a hermit crab ,

From what I'm looking at I don't think it's a sponge , hermit or worm ,
I'm leaning more to a build up of dextrose something a simple turkey baster could fix . I would also suggest checking your parameters as a second resort ,
I would also suggest adding a little more flow pointed towards the gsp , It could help keep some of the excess crud off of it,
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You could simply scrape it off with a butter knife too if you want. I still think a dip in a product like coralRX is warranted. There are nudibranch that will munch on this stuff you might not even see.
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