Coral Surgery- Round Two

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Todd_Sails, Jan 9, 2015.

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  1. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Just did a dip of some frags from a local reefer and found men's. If you are trying to see them in your tank, good luck. They are very small and hide very well. I would have already dipped that guy. I'll get a picture up.
     
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  3. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Right in the middle. There were two more less than half that size. They were not easy to see in the dip container, so I really don't think you will be able to visually ID then in your tank.

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  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Well, the superglue didn't work, still receeding.

    I'm gong to get some Bayers and try and dip it tomorrow.
    Working all day today. I hate it when work gets in the way of reefing ;)
     
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  5. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Receecing fast again!

    So I took it out on the big rock it's on, put it in about a half gallon of some old CoralRx I had.
    I mixed it a bit strong, and let it soak with a lot of agitation of the water for over 12 minutes.
    Put it back and we'll see it that halts anything of not.
    KInda of a bummer b/c I'm hosting our clubs party on the 24th, and at this rate, very little will be left of this once large, beautiful coral.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I have handful of large pcs. you could have if interested.
    Although it was an acro, I had similar problem. I cut it up pretty badly and rebuilt it. Some how it survived.
    I think this maybe one of those instances that we cant really explain why coral do things of this nature???
     
  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    It's still receeding fast.
    The dip didn't touch it. I think it's some kind of bacteria or something, dunno.
    When I get home tonight, I'll probably hack it up and try a save a little anyways.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I am at a loss secondary to the appearance of a healthy Montipora right below the piece. I am inclined to think some type of pathogen (biological) that is specific to that species of Montipora, something like you see with white band disease in LPS.
     
  10. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Perhaps so,
    Other pieces that came from it and laying next to it aren't affected.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Maybe try an iodine dip since it could be bacterial. Sorry to hear todd
     
  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Good advise I'm sure.
    I'm at work now, and working a 12+ tomorrow.
    I'll probably hack it up when I get home in an attempt to save what I can though.