Colt Help!!!

Discussion in 'Coral Diseases' started by Bruce, Nov 21, 2005.

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    AHHH, i just got home and went to feed my tank, and my colt coral is about 1/2 way deteriorated, it looks like the skin is bubbling off...sorta like brown slime...but not really ill post a pic in a sec
     
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    ok well i cut it all off, but now the brown slime is all around the tank...what should i do!
     
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    ugh...well update, i have tried to net the slime out...but there is alot left...any ideas lol? the tank is a bit clowdy but the fish and corals seem ok...some r closed...also the colt that is left seems...ok? idk lol...
     
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    Brown Jelly Disease?

    Sounds like 'Brown Jelly Disease.'

    Do you have any Lugol's solution?

    Cutting off some seems to be recommended as well. But it you have any Lugols.. let it soak in a bowl of tank water with some of that for an hour or so per instructions.

    Is your Colt getting stung by other corals possibly? Make sure it has some room.
     
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    no...it was the weirdest thing...i have had brown slime before...but this is just crazy...it effected 1/2 of the coral in 1 day...really weird stuff...well i know from expirece not to try and save the pieces...even though it might be possible...ive tried before and they just get it again...im just worried about all the brown slime floating around...i forgot to siphon it before i cut the coral ugh!
     
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    If you want to save the coral, try an iodine dip after you cut the rotting pieces off.
     
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    Good idea. Softies do tend to like iodine.
     
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    Well, you did suggest it first, I was just backing ya up on it :)