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Old 04-28-2014, 10:47 PM   #1
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Is my montipora sick?

I just noticed a small white patch on the top of my montipora. Is this it dying or being sick? I am new to hard corals and could really use some advice on this one!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-30-2014, 04:13 PM   #2
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How long have you had it? The whitish edges show the coral is still growing. I'm wondering if it is wounded on the backside from the fragging process.
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I have had him for about 3 weeks. I just moved him to the bottom of the tank for fear of bleaching beginning.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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Take a turkey baster to it or gently wave some water at it...I have this all the time on my monti. If it is what happens in my tank, you have found yourself some sand.
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It doesn't appear to be sand. About 3 Click image for larger version

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ID:	236745weeks ago when I initially wrote this thread I had moved it to the bottom of my 55gallon tank. I had moved it up to mid way in the tank about a week ago when there was no change. Now it appears that the white is spreading. I just put it back to the bottom of the tank.
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I did a coral dip tonight. The pictures show what came off them. Are these nudibranches?



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No, those look like pods. Nudibranch don't feed on montipora.
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No, those look like pods. Nudibranch don't feed on montipora.
Yes they do...however I agree those arent nudis.
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Must be one of those days...you're right about that. Still aren't nudibranch. You'd see a slug with large protrusions coming out of the back about as long as your fingernail.
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Must be one of those days...you're right about that. Still aren't nudibranch. You'd see a slug with large protrusions coming out of the back about as long as your fingernail.
We all have them . Yep spot on with the description.
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