Brown Jelly Fight Log

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by kcbrad, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    My beautiful green Goniopora I've had for about 2 years is batting BJD.

    My Hydnophora fell over on it during the night and caused damage, and the damaged area is now affected with BJD.

    I am fighting this! I won't give up on my gonio.

    I'm keeping this log of treatment and results.


    *Saturday, March 3 - Hydnophora fell onto Gonio.

    *Sunday, March 4 - Gonio develops early stage BJD. I do nothing at this point as I wasn't 100% sure whether it was BJ or not.

    *Monday, March 5 through Thursday March 8 -

    Gonio was no longer opening and it was very obviously BJD.

    Every night I would remove the Gonio and put it into a tub with tank water and Melafix. I would gently scrub the entire coral with the Melafix solution and a toddler toothbrush, with major emphasis on the area with the BJ forming.

    Then I would leave the Gonio in the Melafix solution for 20 minutes.

    After doing this for a few days, I noticed the Gonio opening up, fully, except for the area that died because of the BJ, and the immediate areas.

    Next up, Iodine treatment...
     
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  3. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    *Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 10 - Started Iodine treatment.

    I would do the same scrubbing of the coral, but instead of a Melafix mixture, now I'm using Iodine.

    20 minute soak in the Iodine bath.

    Rinse off in a separate container of tank water. Put back into tank.

    After one night of Iodine treatment there was visibly less BJ on the Gonio by the next evening! Just a very small amount. Unaffected areas of the Gonio are still opening up fully.

    I'm hoping tonight will show even more improvement!
     
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  4. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Yay for iodine! Best for treating bacterial infections imo. Hope you have continued success.
     
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  5. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Thanks! I am not giving up on this coral. I'm really attached to it...can't really explain it. :)
     
  6. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Hope all turns out for you Kacy! I have some coral revive was told by fellow friends it should help with that but not sure on that?
     
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    Very interesting Kacy.
     
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  9. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I haven't heard of that. I'll Google it.


    Thanks! I'm hoping that if someone else is fighting BJD and they come across this log that it might be of some help.
     
  10. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Sunday, March 11

    Only 2 or 3 small areas of visible brown jelly!

    I scrubbed and soaked the coral in Iodine for 20 minutes. Here's hoping tonight shows even more improvement!
     
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  11. pgoodsell

    pgoodsell Horrid Stonefish

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    Hope it goes well Kacy. Keep the updates coming. :)
     
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  12. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    Monday, March 12 -

    NO visible brown jelly on the coral!!! Half the coral is halfway open, other half is fully open.

    I decided to not mess with the coral, give it a break, and see how it looks tomorrow.