Whats wrong with my Birdsnest?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by familiar1985, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    In addition to the other suggestions you might want to raise your magnesium to 1400. My old birds nest responded well to that.
     
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  3. BluePhish

    BluePhish Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    i dont think its a fish or invert thats doing that. it looks to general over the whole coral. if it was a coral eater it prob be more like 1-2 big patches of flesh and polyps missing. if that makes any sense.

    what kind of lights are you using? MH/T5/pc/ ?

    it really could be a lot of things:-/ i had a green pocilliapora damcricornis do the same thing on only one of its branches tho, and it grew back within 2 months or so. and now looks awsome. i blamed mine on too much t5 light too fast.

    just keep your parims up and STABLE. make sure you keep your kh up near 10. mine look best at 10/460/1300-1400 salin 1.026(sg changes also can cause bad things to happen)
     
  4. familiar1985

    familiar1985 Bristle Worm

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    Im positive that its some critter. Some polyps got ate of my red planet acro. Im keeping them both covered at night until i catch watever this lil **** is. The birdsnest is recovering very well with protection at night, i expect it to look like it did before in a couple days.


    i have been trying to catch watever is doing this for the last 2 nights. I setup drinking bottle traps. 3 everynight. I caught my fire shrimp and put him in fuge. My cleaner shrimp died inside of the trap. Really sucks i had no clue they could die like that. I was extremely mad to find dead guy in morning. I caught a buncha hermits also. Havnt caught the peppermint shrimp or anything else? What else can i try? At this rate it can take me a year to catch watever this is. Can i take out all my shrimps that i can catch and put some kind of shrimp killer in tank?