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Old 02-19-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Whats happening - brown on coral?

What is the brown stuff on my coral? Is it something on the coral like disease or something? And how do I get rid of it
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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Whats happening

Does this coral have a disease (the brown on the right hand side)
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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It's brown jelly disease. You are losing it. I would take it out and shake it off in some tank water and then put it in a place of stronger flow.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks what I have done is I sucked it off with a syringe last night before I went to bed, and moved it into the middle of the tank where it gets more light and better water flow and this morning when I woke up there was still a little bit however no where near as bad I will see what it is like when I get home from work
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:04 AM   #5
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Would this be due to to much phosphate in the water?
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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I don't know what it's due to. I would say that the odds of keeping a goniopora long term are not good. They just do well for a time then suddenly fail. There are some tank raised specimens that do better, but what you have there is a wild specimen.
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I woke up this morning with mine just like that. I'm off work today so I'm blowing it off with a syringe regularly. About 1/3 of mine is dead. Hoping I can save the rest. It is in great flow but is on the sand bed. Should I move it up?
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Do you have any suggestions on what I should do?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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Well, I'm not feeling to optimistic but I'm going to try....
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I would not blow off the brown jelly. I would be sucking it out of the tank. I would frag off the dead parts if I could. You will need a dremel or saw to do this.
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