Montipora turning white.... losing color HELP

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  1. Jon.Peak

    Jon.Peak Fire Worm

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    need what as to why my monti is turning white... half has lost color and the other half is turning white. Any ideas
     
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  3. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Please post parameters, how old the tank is, and lighting. That will help determine the problem. Do you have pics?
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    pictures are golden in this type situation
    please add a full tank shot
    so we can have an idea on flow pattern and also see its neighbours

    Steve
     
  5. Jon.Peak

    Jon.Peak Fire Worm

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  6. Jon.Peak

    Jon.Peak Fire Worm

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    not sure how to upload pic
     
  7. Jon.Peak

    Jon.Peak Fire Worm

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    tanks been running for 10 months
    there has been an out break of hair algae lately
    there are 2 pink tip bulb anemone attached to the underside of the montipora
     
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  9. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    if its sitting high under intense light move it to the bottom ...im guessing
     
  10. steve wright

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    Calcium? Alkalinity? Magnesium?
    Phosphate? Nitrate?

    flow?


    the answer may be with any one or a combination of the above

    also flow, despite fact Montis are often reffered to as moderate, they dont do well if snail poop or other detritus is allowed to settle on them etc

    Steve
     
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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This would be a suspect for me
    the Monti may be getting stung and the flesh is decaying
     
  12. 1.0reef

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    mine turned white but when I moved it so it got more flow it got it's color back.