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Old 03-19-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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whats this white stuff?

whats this white stuff growing on my coral??
its a white layer thing over some of the flowers?
b4 this came i saw like a liquid excreting from it?
what is this? is it disease starting?
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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here u see it at the bottom of the coral!!
top one is before and the bottom after
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:09 AM   #3
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sorry for posting soo much times
but i thought i should describe what it looks like
its whitish and it looks like its spreading
looks soft but smooth!
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
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If you refering to the bare spot on the bottom right of the photo, it looks like tissue recession. The sad fact of this coral is it rarely if ever does well in the home aquarium and often lives less than a few months.

There is little or nothing you can do to help the coral recover really. They do best in higher nutrient waters which makes our systems somewhat sterile by comparison.

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Old 03-20-2004, 09:18 PM   #5
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so thers nothing i an do about it?
no chemicals or nothing?
dammm
wat a waste of alot of $
what can i do to help it at least?
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Old 03-21-2004, 03:25 AM   #6
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It's not chemical, it's environmental and something that is not possible to duplicate well enough to keep these types of corals alive. There are a few success stories but I would call them lucky moreso than anything else (no offense to those people).

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yea i dont think its tissue detrition
its like something is growin on it
right now its covered more and it has like bubbles of the tissue on it?????
like a fungus maybe?i will post pics if i can
but i mean it does not look like a bald spot its like some layer of some tissue is growing on it?
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From the pictures you've posted above, the only thing I can see is a bare spot to the bottom right. If you can post a better pic of the affected area and circle it that will help alot.

Aside from the recession, the only thing I can think of is a bacterial infection or the coral is just producting excess slime.

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i will post pics soon
but i remember i saw slime comin out of it at that area
so maybe it could be that?
if its bacterial or the slime problem
anything i can do?
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If it's bacterial you will also see some discoloration, it will have a clear appearance. In that case you would need to do a few extra water changes with well aged SW and add a good marine vitamin to the water daily for a week. Make sure it's high in Vitamin C. Be sure to reduce the skimmer flow and remove any carbon/resins. It may just simpley be irritated

If it's excess slime, usually caused by irritation then it could be getting to much water flow or it's simpley a feeding response if it happens soon after adding foods to the tank.

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