Brown jelly disease?

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    My ricordea seems to have developed brown jelly disease. I'm not familiar with this disease and I'm totally guessing, but it's a jelly looking substance that's brown. Ha! See why I came up with that conclusion?

    Late last night it looked a little like cyano (though brown), well today it looks like a brown bubble tip anemone completely covering the ric. lol

    Anyways, if it's brown jelly disease how contagious is it? And what should I do?

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Pull the ric immediately. It will not recover and yes it could spread. Also if you are not running carbon do so immediately. Rics emit a toxin when they are dying and it can cause other rics to die also and problems for other corals.
     
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  4. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Okay, I will take him out. This sucks! I loved that ric. It was so healthy. What causes this disease??
     
  5. salt4me

    salt4me Skunk Shrimp

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    Turn off your cir pumps and remove slowly. It can spread from water movement. If some brown jelly comes off and lands on another it will kill it also.
     
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  6. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Okay, I have to wait until someone gets here to help me. I can't reach it, even when standing on a chair. ::)

    I'll go turn down the MP though.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know it is bacterial but that is all I know. Sorry about losing a loved coral. I found out about this after researching why mine were fading.
     
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  9. salt4me

    salt4me Skunk Shrimp

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    Something damaged it. The white crab i asked about was after my taro tree. He clipped on one and it got Brown jelly. It spread to a second, I cut them at base and removed all except the smallest nub. They are coming back.
     
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    That so sucks
     
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    Banished a Randy Newman song from my mind after reading this.
     
  12. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I wonder how it got damaged. Ugh annoying.

    Ok well thanks for the help! I'll get it out as soon as I can. Darn it.