Goinopora Chemical Sting

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by tosapaul, Nov 15, 2013.

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  1. tosapaul

    tosapaul Astrea Snail

    Jun 29, 2009
    I added a purple goniopora 3 or 4 weeks ago to my tank. I have several ORA gonioporas for years without any problems. Two days after I added the purple one I lost a fairly large healthy birdsnest. It took about 3 or four days to go - it was very fast. A couple of days ago I lost a stylo that was right above it and it went really fast. The owner of the LFS (whom I trust a lot) thought it might be a chemical reaction. All my other corals are looking good and all the tank parameters have been good for years. Does the chemical reaction sound reasonable to you guys?



    Just an after thought. I fragged my red goni and when I put the new frags back in the tank I had a really bad reaction. A lot of my corals got really stressed and several changed colors. I assume that was chemical reaction.
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I am more inclined to think you introduced some type of pathogen be it viral or bacterial, even Protozoa. You did not mention water chemistry, since the corals that died were sps I would also investigate that if you have not already.