Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-05-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
sansouci01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 708
Is my coral dead ?

I have a green star polyp frag. It's been looking great and all of a sudden, yesterday it did this. I checked and all my water parameters are good. What happened ?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tank 035.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	51.3 KB
ID:	220955  
__________________

__________________
sansouci01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 05:58 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
Your tank looks like it's being over in with green algae, that would make your coral close over.
__________________

__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
sansouci01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 708
Been battling green hair algae with no success. I do 25% water changes weekly. Should I do more ?
__________________
sansouci01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Have you ever tested your pwc water for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates?
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
sansouci01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 708
Yes. Water always tests good. Would it hurt to do a 20% water change every other day for a week just to see if it helps with the algae growth?
__________________
sansouci01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 04:35 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Budaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 80
Snails, sea hair (rent or borrow if you can) and phosguard. I nuked my algae problem with that. Specifically hair algae. Emerald crabs helped me a lot as well. I've also noticed that my GSP and Duncan's will close up while growing new heads or flesh. So keep that in mind for the future.
__________________
Budaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 04:52 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,569
Define what you mean by "good" parameters. What exactly are they?
__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 05:02 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
Find the source of the algae and your coral will come back, reduce feeding, light cycle and increase water changes. Do you use ro-di water? How much do you feed and how often?
__________________

__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, dead

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Powder Blue Dead, Blue Eye Tang Dead, Kole Tang Not Looking Great begginersluck Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 17 05-01-2013 01:00 PM
dead coral/crushed coral help Mike1989 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 01-18-2012 10:41 PM
Cyanobacteria, Popeye, yellowing plants, Dead guppies, Dead Snail. stanneyboy Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 05-26-2011 05:47 AM
6 dead fish, 2 dead plecos- Need help! IdahoSue Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 23 10-29-2010 04:18 PM
Dead Shrimp, Dead Chromis - Please HELP! drinkingbird Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 10 11-21-2003 09:13 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.