Frogspawn mystery

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  1. thehammer1985

    thehammer1985 Plankton

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    Hey everyone,
    I have a quick question for everyone. In every tank I've ever had my frogspawns appear to lose a little coloring on there tips. It almost looks like it's rubbing off. I want to know if this is normal. I am not to concerned with bleaching as it has been 2 months since I've had them and all other softies and lps are doing well.
    My parameters are
    ammonia:0
    Nitrite:0
    Nitrate:6
    kh:8.1
    Calcium:440
    magnesium: 1500-1600
    temp:80.3-80.6
    ph:8.25 day- 7.93 night

    This tank is in a 29 biocube and has a tunze 9001 skimmer ,diy full spectrum leds, intank media basket running chemi pure elite, purigen, and filter floss that gets swapped out everyday.
    any input would be great I just wanna make sure I'm not killing them. Thank you all for your time
     
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Do you have a picture of it?
     
  4. thehammer1985

    thehammer1985 Plankton

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    Yes here it is if it uploads 20150623_125637.jpg
     
  5. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I don't think your killing ot. The tips could have come in contact with something. Same happened to my magician palys. I was scrubbing a little patch of hair algae and I barely came in contact with the paly and the color came off. The color came back.
     
  6. Anldyxp

    Anldyxp Skunk Shrimp

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    I've had my frogspawn for about a week now and mine also some has tips like that. Looks like you colored a balloon with a sharpie and some of it rubbed off or something.

    I didn't notice whether it was like that already coming from the LFS.
     
  7. dacianb

    dacianb Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    This is a piece of mine - as you can see, lots of heads have this aspect, even if is not touching anything around. I always had them in this way, and you should not worry.

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  9. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    There is a type that has tips like that, almost like the colour is scratched off, I can't remember the name but I own one. Lol. I've seen it in many stores.

    Some of the tips have full colour and others have a rubbed off look.
     
  10. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    I wouldn't worry about it either. I've had some do it to me as well with no observable ill effect to the coral.