Short tentacle Plate Fungia Losing Flesh

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  1. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Well, I have a 1.5" purple w/ green tentacles plate coral. It was doing great until last night. I noticed it is losing flesh. This occured the day after I used Aquavitro's trace chemical. I have to assume this is what caused the problem. I took it out and gave it a Iodine dip and shook the dead flesh off the plate.

    Params:

    Ammo: 0
    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: 5
    SG: 1.024-5 depending on if the ATO has kicked in yet
    Ca: 480
    pH: 8.4
    dKH: 11
    Mag: ~1350

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You have probably done all you can. If it does lose its flesh do not throw the skeleton. Fungias are real good at regenerating babies from their skeletons.
     
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  4. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    That is what I read. They can leave numerous babies in a last ditch effort to reproduce before dieing.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I wish I had known that. I had one die off on me and trash canned it. I also got one that was a polyp rock and killed the babies off thinking they were majanos.
     
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    Mine was as close to dead as possible with most flesh gone from shipping, then being burned by UV and grew back in moderate flow and light. Keep it.
     
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    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I plan on keeping it. It is a very pretty plate and I can easily find a spot for it if I don't see any flesh left over.

    I think the culprit was the Aqua Vitro Fuel.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    That is odd. What is in that stuff that would cause that?
     
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    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I have no clue. You have to refrigerate it after opening the bottle. Every time I decide to try it most of my LPS look awful. 48 hours after I use it everything looks great again. I paid 9.99 for it and figured i would give it a try every so often. I think it may go in the garbage now.
     
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    How much are you dosing?

     
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    It most likely is gluconate based and LPS seem to abhor gluconate. SPS love it.
     
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