Urgent help needed Possible Coral Disease

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by Jaco Schoeman, 3 May 2010.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys

    Spoke to Frans this morning, and I would like to get all your input too. I had a torch coral head go from 100% to gone within 24hrs max over the weekend. It was fine, then closed up and a had a brownish slime layer over it...

    I rinsed it off under the flow, and could see the tentacles once more, but the slime was back within a few hours, and I pulled the plug on the head, and took it out the system.

    Now, that sounds like brown slime disease right? But now, are my other corals in danger?

    And how does it get there, and how does one fight it?
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yes, brown jelly disease, it can spread to other corals apparently, I think the guys use iodine dips to help it, not 100% sure on that though. Do some googling on "brown jelly disease".
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