Any ideas ?

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  1. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I bought this small colony about two weeks ago and it was fine for a week but the last week it has looked like this. SG is 1.025. Cal is 420. Alk is 9. Mag is high. At least over 1500 on my Red Sea kit. Temp is around 78.5. Any ideas ? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Have you ruled out

    Nudibranchs
    Sundial snail
    Sea spiders
    Pox
    Zoanthid eating Asterina

    I would dip the piece and see what shakes off. Look for Aiptasia, Vermetid and Sponge between the polyps. Also take a look at night with a flash light after the lights have been out for a couple hours.
     
  4. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    inspect for any pests if possible but some zoas will do that and not sure why. My blue hornets did the same thing and were basically closed for 2 weeks then opened up. Occasionally they still close for a couple days. From the pic the colony looks pretty healthy so would not be to concerned.
     
  5. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I'll wait and look when the lights go out and see if anything is there. It's always the same spot.
     
  6. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    What would I dip the rock in ?
     
  7. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    I use Coral Rx. Others swear by Bayer Advanced Pesticide. You should be dipping every new coral before it enters your DT either way ;)
     
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  9. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Crap. I don't have anything to dip it with. Closet LFS is an hour away.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !