Wall hammer withering away.

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  1. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    A few weeks ago I noticed my hammer starting with wither away. I tried moving it and then was away for a week. This is what it looks like now. I dont usually test water and all of my other hammers and frogspawn are doing great. Any ideas? Maybe try dipping it?
     

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    I don't notice any brown slime but a dip in iodine won't hurt. I would check the big 3. A large swing in alkalinity will cause issues as well. I'd keep it in low flow and look at it after the lights go out for a few hours.
     
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    Following...... I'm interested to hear the outcome. Mine withered away when I came home to my first nem shredded from a powerhead. :( I hope your outcome is far better than mine.
     
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  5. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I would definitely test mag, alk, ca

    I lost a head of frogspawn due to alk drop
     
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    Yep, check your parameters. I've had them do this to me before and don't throw it out right away. Mine shriveled down to practically nothing only to come back a few weeks later with a ton of new heads.
     
  7. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    Thanks for the help guys. I am going to try a dip tonight. I didnt figure any changes in water quality because the rest of my euphyllia are doing great. I have probably 70 or 80 heads of frogspwan and they all look great. Ill keep you informed.
     
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    Even though your other euphyllia aren't showing signs I'd still check your params. There's always a coral that will show stress before the others. My gold hammer is far more sensitive than my frogspawn.
     
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    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    Is this good for a dip? I have seen articles online where people use iodine from CVS.
     

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    I wouldn't use that. Go to your LFS and buy a iodine dip made for corals. It might be the same as other iodine brands but I don't like risking things. Did you check to see where alk, mag, and cacium are at? Also need to know where your tank baselines at with the big 3.
     
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    dacianb Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I bought once 3 euphyllias at same time, from same tank at shop. Brought home and adapt them in the same way to my tank. Frogspawn and headed hammer are growing crazy even today - this wall type hammer vanished after a week.
    Tried second time, from other shop a wall hammer and yet another frogspawn, same result - wall hammer vanished.
    I have sps in tank and twice / week check all parameters and no issues there. Still cannot keep this wall type coral in my tank. Mysteries of reefing :)