Urgent help needed Bubble Coral

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  1. Francois

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    Guys something is wrong with my bubble coral, have anybody seen this before? It looks like it's tearing from its skeleton or splitting? There is absolute very low flow in that area so it is not flow. Plz help.
     
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    Ouch Francois! Sorry to hear and see that!

    And no - I personally have unfortunately never seen this before.

    Personally - I also doubt it that this bubble coral will survive such an ordeal. It's not IMPOSSIBLE though.

    Let's see what the other more experienced reefkeepers have to say.

    In the meanwhile - can you please post ALL your actual water parameters here for us? (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, pH, water temperature, salinity/SG, calcium, kH)

    Many thanks.
     
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    Bliksem ! I have never seen this, normally they will deflate & wither away.

    Lets see if someone comes up with an answer....but here is my thoughts

    The only two things I can think about is a pathogen / bacterial infection of sorts. Or irritation....is anything trying to host in it ie clowns.

    i see it is still inflating, what I would suggest (for the lack of any better plan)....keep target feeding it, keep it in your "no flow" area and see what happens
     
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    All water parameters are fine...
    After seeing this did a massive water change and for it not to float away I threaded it back to its skeleton, hopefully its will attach back to it...
     
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    Wow! never seen that before. Tagging along.
     
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    Tagging along...........
     
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    Whats next to it ?
     
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    i would cut the thinest dividing section and frag it. and stick loose piece to another rock with gel superglue(if you do this ,dab rock dry with tissue, put a little gel on rock and rubin on dry spot, pat base of bubble dry gently, put gel on,and set onto rock, put new frag into water container with no movement for twenty minutes and move back into tank into medium flow area( all imo and if it does not have serious tissue breakdown and is smelling stronger than usual, if it is smelling stronger than usual it is sign of bacterial infection. if it does smell i would dip it in an iodine soultion made up of a litre of tank water and five mls of tincture of iodine for ten minutes moving it around gently to ensure iodine is getting to bacteria and then rinse in a little bowl of tank water before putting it into a clean container with aeration stone to give water movement . i would do this twice a day for three days and watch the results(the reasoning behind the separate tank being to reduce bacteria count while getting better
     
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    Overall bubble corals doesn't fare too well in tanks and require expert care to be successful long term. They need low flow and low light and benefit greatly from shrimp or fish meat, being fed twice a week or so.
    I'm not so sure whether that coral will survive seeing it's already detached from the skeleton (on the left of it).
    I'm sorry to say, but I think it's on its way out :(
     
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    So sad to see this...:(
     
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    How long has this tank been running for? Please post your parameters even if you think it is all fine.
     
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    I lost mine the same way I am afraid
     
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    What is next the bubble ?
     
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    Which side? The skeleton is on the left (looks like discs, blades) and the remains of the bubble coral on the right and then there is the live rock.
     
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    If you look at the pic on the left rock.
     
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    Bubble coral been in my tank for a while now, had an issue with it a few weeks ago (bubble's didn't expand fully) so I moved it to a lower flow/light area and did much better. Been feeding it a mixture of crushed sea food once a week. Its just when I came off work Yesterday I saw this, I did smell if it was off or not.
     
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    I know and this is one of my favorite coral:(
     
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    Thank been running for 13 months now, will post parameter later.
     
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    Its a soft star polyps coral.
     
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    i must say i hate just watching something die off so id rather do something rather than nothing. itch itch itch itch
     
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