Hydnophora help

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by ingtar_shinowa, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Alex

    the good news is , if thats what it is then once conditions are stabilised the tips can regenerate and look good again ( been there with a Monti digi that was probably a little close to where I was at the time pouring diluted Carbonate. I realised what I did wrong and set up a drip system that takes allmost all night to add the same amount of fluid as I was adding in a few minutes, and within 2 weeks the tips are back to normal)


    Steve
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    I hope you are right Steve, I dont really want to lose the colony. Another reefer suggested that I iodine dip the colony. They were having the same issue and it seemed to stop the process, what are you thoughts on this?
     
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    I have heard of using Iodine dips for treatment of certain infections
    and as a preventive treatment for new coral introductions

    no experience with using it for Ak burn, did a quick google and did find a number of instances where this was suggested , so it does seem a popular solution
    but its not something I have needed (Mild case in my situation)

    Steve
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Iodine works the same way for coral as it does on our injuries. Kills bugs and removes dead tissue.
     
  6. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    yeah im just wondering if the hydno is stressed from the alk dump how he would feel about getting dipped in iodine lol
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean, tough call, maybe wait a couple of days if it doesn't show improvement then dip.
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Ok, so i have CoralRX dip, ive heard great things about it and all, but I know its not an Iodine based coral dip. will this work as well for my issues in your opinions or should i get some iodine tincture