Brown sludge on coral

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  1. phoenixhieghts

    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    I have a feeling that this is bad!

    My Duncans has developed some brown sludge on one of the half formed heads. it looks as tho the head is dead now but it also looks like the sludge is spreading.

    I've looked on the net for coral disease'but can't find anything that matchs this description.
    Any ideas? I'm in work at the moment - but last time i checked all my params were fine. :-/
     
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  3. mandarin11

    mandarin11 Peppermint Shrimp

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    You can always try a dip in Lugol's solution.
     
  4. coral reefer

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    Maybe brown band disease!
    Maybe just algae growing on it due to lack of water flow.
     
  5. phoenixhieghts

    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    I thought maybe it was the start of brown band disease. I dont think its algae as it looked like the head effected was almost melting off. Could it be RTN?
    Sorry i know i should stick a pic up, but im in work so i can't at the moment.

    I have a feeling its a gonner anyway.
     
  6. geekdafied

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    The brown sludge is more then likely dead tissue.
     
  7. mr_X

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    i am wondering if duncans are vulnerable to brown jelly disease, like torches/frogspawn/hammers get.
    if so, the best thing you can do is keep it in an area of increased flow, and cut down on target feeding for a while, until it clears up. if in fact it is BJD, siphon that stuff out of the tank as soon as you see it. it is a bacteria that can spread. some say it's due to excessive target feeding....
     
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  9. amcarrig

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    +1 Sounds more like brown jelly disease to me than brown band disease. An iodine dip can't hurt either.
     
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  10. phoenixhieghts

    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    hey peeps

    this is it before i went college

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    This is it now - so its spreading fast - should i get it out?

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  11. phoenixhieghts

    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    im just gonna take it out and chuck it! Thanks for the advice everyone!
     
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    Use it as a learning tool to see if you can save it . Add 35 drops of Iodine to a qt of water it does not have to be Lugols and set it in there for 10 mins sounds like BJD to me also. After its soaked swish it about to wash off the loose dead stuff. Set it away from the other corals
     
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