what causes polyp bail out?

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I just added a small frag of frogspawn to my tank on Sunday and the next day, it was skeleton?? I don't see any of the polyps anywhere but maybe they got blown somewhere? Very weird. Any ideas?
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    You see OFK, when a momma polyp and a daddy polyp get together........lol. seriously though, to much flow could be a culprit. Maybe its related in the same sense as an anemone splitting as a way to seed itself elswhere for survival? I'm ranting, sorry;)
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    You're funny :) I did move it from high flow because I could tell it was not happy. It was so quick, like overnight.....
     
  5. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Stress too. If you just added it recently it could have been stressed out and bailed. I know this is an SPS but the same thing happened to my poccilopora, I didn't acclimate it long enough and put it in my tank and it bailed ~20 polyps.
     
  6. sailorguy

    sailorguy Torch Coral

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    Do you have peppermint shrimp in your tank? I once had them devour a large frogspawn colony in a few days.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I've got two of them and I have never had a problem. Maybe they were blind and thought they were in a field of aptaisia?? Lol.
     
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    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I'm also leaning towards something ate it.

    For me- you might remember my similar frogspawn mystery, and then I saw my goby pulling off the polyps and spitting them out!

    I hope you find the culprit/reason.
     
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    guidedbyechoes Spaghetti Worm

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    They also really don't like aptaisa. Thats what killed mine.
     
  11. hart24601

    hart24601 Flamingo Tongue

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    Being that fast and not seeing any polyps I bet it got injured and died due to a bacterial infection. I have had euphyllia heads get infected and overnight they are totally gone.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup. Or even simple acclimation stress from one system to another can cause them to melt overnight. If bacterial sets in it's a matter of hours sometimes.