Now it's my frogspawn, what happened?..-MYSTERY SOLVED!.

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    The last foew days, I noticed my once full thriving frogspawn loosing one head and part of another.

    All params are on, and everyone else looks delightful

    I've had it at least 9 months, and has alwas done well

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    Ideas?
     
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  3. Slassco

    Slassco Flamingo Tongue

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    The same happened to me on a volleyball size hammer I had. I had grown it for a year no issues, then overnight dead branches. I did not pinpoint the exact cause, but I narrowed it down to either a hitchhiker pest I missed on a newer coral, or a dosing error. I had dosed buffer into my sump and had not mixed it well enough. The return was just above my coral and may have dumped a high concentration right into the coral.

    Anyway, never found the exact cause but I mitigates further damage by fragging the dead or dying branches off and relocated the healthy ones to a new location. After a few weeks and new growth seen, I moved it back. No issues since.
     
  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    remember my yellow tip "survivor"? same story, but i changed my flow for two nights so i blame this.

    did you change ANYTHING in your system? flow, carbon reactor, light intensity, anything?
     
  5. OnlyTono

    OnlyTono Spaghetti Worm

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    I had literally the exact same problem this morning with a Hammer coral. I've had it for a little less than a year and over the last few days it's looked a little sad. Today - the polyps started to bail. I pulled it out, dipped it in some coral RX and found a few red flat worms in it - maybe 3 or 4. Not sure this was the cause, since I've had a minor red worm problem for a while.

    The only thing that has changed in my tank recently is I switched Alk buffers. I have been dealing with slightly elevated Nitrates as well, but not a new issue. everything else looks pretty good - no other singes of stress.

    I ended up cleaning the detached parts and was able to save a single section, but it does not look too good. Not sure it will make it, but we'll see.
     
  6. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Todd, your hammer looks like something is eating it.

    As far as bailout, it's usually an alk issue.
     
  7. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks for the replies to all,

    It does look like something was eating it, I agree.

    Nothing has changed, nothing new, it's been in the rock there about 6 months.

    Kinda weird? The mystery in this hobby.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Have you seen any polyclad worms?
     
  10. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    Same thing is happening to my big rock of Zoas.. Looks like a white fungus is taking over? All my other corals look fine though, frogspawn included. Never a dull moment I guess!
     
  11. JimDandy

    JimDandy Astrea Snail

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    Keep an eye out for these. Found him eating one of my corals the other day. I pluck them out when I see them.
     

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  12. Ashevillian

    Ashevillian Pajama Cardinal

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    A bristle worm?? After all the posts claiming they are harmless. I have dozens upon dozens in my system due to over feeding but I've never seen them on my corals...

    I'm having the same problem as you guys. A once healthy, volleyball size of frogspawn is now only A few heads that haven't fully inflated for a few months. Seems like they are super sensitive to flow change from my experience. I hope you can save your coral, it's so painful not knowing what to do to fix a problem and save an animal