Blue Milli dying-

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Recently I noticed this slow progression of death to this beautiful coral.
    I've dipped it twice in Bayers- still seems to slowly be dying
    This is a morning pic with ambient light only.

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    It's progressed slightly more since the pic.
    I'll try and hack it up tonight or tomorrow morning to save it.

    I'm working too much these days
     
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I hope you are able to frag it and get some of it to recuperate. Good luck!
     
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    That blows todd, I hope it survives. It could be because you have a ground probe in your tank. Lol. All seriousness though do you think fragging it now is a good idea or wait it out? That's my favorite milli
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Have the other corals grown so much that flow is now diminished?

    I wish I knew the answer Todd.
     
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  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks for the reply all.
    My Red Planet did something similar recently and I dipped it in Bayer and it is recovering.

    I'm currently at work working a 12-13 hour shift and may go out afterwards tonight. In which case it'll be dealt with in the morning.

    I will probably cut it up tonight or in the morning. I will cut just into the good tissue and cut out the affected tissue. Just like a surgical excision.o_O
     
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  9. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Well, I decided to dip a third time.
    This time I also dipped my Rose MIlli- which is in close proximity to the Blue M.
    Even the rose had a small band of white starting at the base.

    I don't think it has anything to do with params, or flow, temp., etc.
    I think I picked up a pest of some sort- not sure what though, and I hope my dipping in the bayer will start to work.
    My Red Planet on the other side of the tank did a similar thing, I dipped it and it stopped and started to repolyp again.

    This Blue milli was my most prized coral atm. If it continues anymore, I'll cut off the bad parts.
     
  10. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Well, thanks to all;
    I cut it up yesterday,

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    Here's what's left
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  11. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    fingers crossed for you Todd. Just think now you will be able to have it in multiple places!
     
  12. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Brutal, Todd. Great looking piece. A local reefer, and former Tank of the Month had a problem that wiped out large colonies last year. He said it was a pathogen, I'm think bacterial or viral. Between your pocillipora, RP, blue and pink milli, maybe you had a similar issue.