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LaWoWee 12-31-2011 12:33 AM

Dying frogspawn?
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Ive had this frogspawn for about 2-3 weeks and i havent seen it get as big as it was in the lfs and every now and then it lets off purple webstrings at the edge. Is it slowly dying off?

My water params are:
Ammon&Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 5-10
Calcium: 480
PH: 8.3
Lights 2x55w PC

FlopNewsom 12-31-2011 10:09 AM

It's hard to tell in the picture but are you sure it's frogspawn? It looks like bubble coral. Either way, try putting it right in some fairly strong water flow and let the current "wash" it. If it's frogspawn you can blast it pretty hard. If it's bubble coral, needs to be a gentler flow to avoid damaging it. This advise was given to me by my lfs and it's worked for brown jelly disease and also unknown issues. For my corals that I can't pick up and move, I have a PH that I point at it for a while.

LaWoWee 12-31-2011 03:19 PM

Yea im pretty sure its a frogspawn.. It looked like one when it was bigger in the lfs and i dont think they would have given me a bubble coral for $5.. i looked at it this morning and the part that was spitting off was a part of a second head. Now its gone and now theres clearly one head. the flow in my tank is already moderate to high as i have a red sea max 29g with two outtake pumps and a hydor 425g wavemaker. hopefully there will be no further die off.

Leighton79 01-01-2012 01:58 PM

It's not a bubble, it's a very unhappy frogspawn or branching hammer.

I'd be prepared to throw it, looks about done to me.

joy13 01-01-2012 04:29 PM

I don't throw out corals unless they are diseased I have had even montis make a come back from what I thought was a dead one. At the very least they make good frag plugs I will put a piece of skeleton next to some zoas or palyps and let them grow on to that then put it on another rock, my friend has a tank and he usually gets the stuff with the regular frag plugs from me.

Try and move it to a less flow area. What are you testing your SG with a refractometer or a hydrometer?

Leighton79 01-01-2012 05:16 PM

I'm yet to see an LPS recover from brown jelly, that's what looks like is going on here to me.

LaWoWee 01-01-2012 05:33 PM

I have a refractometer to test my SG. Im not familiar with brown jelly disease. Can it spread to other corals?

Leighton79 01-01-2012 05:56 PM

It tends to infect anything it touches, but I've only ever seen it on LPS coral.

joy13 01-01-2012 07:14 PM

I have had 3 Euphyllia that had a head or two die but the rest of the coral recovered nicely. I think it was due to having them in a high flow area but it could have been from hermit crabs bothering them, it wasn't brown jelly disease or it would have effected more than just a head or two.

LaWoWee 01-04-2012 01:58 PM

I ended up putting it my other reef tank which is better established and has a lower water flow. after a day its looking a little better

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