Red Planet Acro Sliming

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  1. pallidamors

    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    So for some reason my red planet has been sliming on one side for about a day. All the water parameters are spot on and all my other sps look fine.

    The red planet has good pe and color but is sliming on the one side.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Usually they will slime from water changes/changes in chemistry. They will slime sometimes in one small spot that is going to branch. Another near by coral can cause them to slime as well. Is this a little or a lot of slimming and you're sure you're not seeing mesenterial filaments?
     
  4. pallidamors

    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    Looks like a white slime to me. Its cover about 30% of the coral.

    What are mesenterial filaments?

    Ill try to upload a pic tonight.
     
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    here's a pic.


    Its kinda hard to see....my cell phone doesnt take the best pics. Anyways its the white stuff that I circled.

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    Update:

    So the acro is still sliming in the same place. Also, the tissue where it is sliming appears to be much lighter than the rest of the coral.

    However, the coral has excellent polyp extension.


    Ideas?
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to have some pictures of areas of my RP that would slime for no reason. A branch usually sprouted there. Some time you see the same thing with encrusting across a horizontal surface.
     
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    ok, so I just got home from work and the areas on the coral that were sliming have almost stopped, but now that same area is white/very light compared to the rest of the coral.

    The rest of the coral has excellent pe and color.

    Should I leave it alone or frag the good parts now?
     
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    No to fragging. When you say light, do you mean tissue loss?
     
  12. pallidamors

    pallidamors Flamingo Tongue

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    yes, thats what it looks like to me


    however, it doesnt seem to be spreading