Sps : is it growth or bad news ?

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Flyariv, Feb 24, 2014.

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  1. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    Hi reefers,
    I have these frags couple if weeks ago and i start now noticing white spot and i wonder if it is beginning of a growth or bleach?
    Any experience with these ?
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You should really only see white at the very tips. Loss of zooxanthellae should be uniform not here and there. Unfortunately it might be actual tissue loss.

    If you can get a macro shot or blow of the image by cropping it a definitive decision regarding if it's actual tissue loss will be much easier.
     
  4. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Corailline is entirely right. My expertise of late in the field of SPS seems to be in identifying depressing news. I'm afraid this doesn't look so good (though the coral still looks well enough to recover if you can identify the cause of your troubles. Perhaps alk is too high? Perhaps more expert folks have other ideas?)
     
  5. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Bad news. You can see algae on the white part, signaling the loss of tissue.
     
  6. Av8Bluewater

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    If you have some amino acids consider an amino dip.
     
  7. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Is it being blasted with water flow directly from one side by a pump? As stated above, I agree it's tissue loss unfortunately but still manageable and able to recover if you ID the issue.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !

    I am in agreement. I have seen the same tissue loss with too much flow.
     
  10. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    guys thx for promp reply, i doubt it is too much flow , as my tank have several soft coral , so i go softy on this, true hard to say, i ll read about the idea of amino acid, i ll check calcium and kh too
    thanks all
     
  11. rcflyer1388

    rcflyer1388 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    too much flow won't hurt it, but i was regarding to direct flow from a pump blasting right at the coral or close to it. it happened to me before and i thought it was stn but after feeling around the tank while cleaning, i noticed that one of my powerheads where really kicking out flow right onto the frag. i repositioned the pump and a week later the coral healed.
     
  12. Flyariv

    Flyariv Flamingo Tongue

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    thx rcflyer, will check that out too...will keep u all posted.