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carey 04-03-2012 12:31 PM

Was this Brown jelly Disease?
Not sure what took over this beautiful huge pocillipora but whatever it was it killed it within 24 hours. :-(

It was kinda mushy brown but not sure if that was the eaten flesh of the coral or the dreaded "brown jelly disease".

Not sure if this matters but this coral was very close to the orange goo that everyone told me to leave be. Could they be related?

Here are the pictures, I woke up to the coral about 75% gone and by the end of the day the rest was gone too. Whatever it is/was totally wiped the skeleton clean.

Any help would be most appreciated!

melosu58 04-03-2012 01:26 PM

I`ve never heard of it hitting that coral. Usually it`s LPS like torch, hammer or frogspawn. Dont rule it out because I`m not 100% sure. Did you notice the fleshy part just falling off?

carey 04-03-2012 02:08 PM

The fleshy part seemed to be transformed into a brown goo or jelly.

Does brown jelly usually act so swiftly? I mean it was with no exaggeration a day and the entire skeleton was clean.


FlopNewsom 04-03-2012 08:32 PM

My dealings with brown jelly have been that it moves fast. I mean a matter of hours. If you don't see it when it first starts I don't think you can stop it. At least I haven't had any luck.

FlopNewsom 04-03-2012 08:33 PM

I looked at your picture closer and it sure looks like brown jelly. It's kind of stringy and stinks.

Holedup82 04-11-2012 08:16 PM

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I'd say it was my pineapple brain got it took a couple hours the clean the skeleton this pic was from the next day after a very thorough cleaning

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Aquarium biology 05-08-2012 12:14 PM

brown jelly indeed
That is indeed brown jelly, which is actually a huge population of cilliated protozoans swimming around in mucus. I almost always moves quickly, but especially if the temp is high. I see problems with it perennially when it gets hot in the spring, and folks try to avoid turning on the ac. Did you notice any temperature spike just before it set in? Also, I generally try to wrinse the coral in tap water several times a day to get the cilliates off.

FlopNewsom 05-08-2012 07:39 PM

Does it hurt to rinse in tap water? I've rinsed in salt water...

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