coral excreting

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    Good morning I have a coral excreting and I want to know if I need to move it or remove the brown hairy substance?

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    sjoe bud, difficult one.. im not sure what it is. What coral was it?
     
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    It is still well as all the little mushroom heads open. Just has this excretion. Don't recall the name of the coral.
     
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    Can you maybe post a better picture with not as much reflection on the glass?
     
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    Sure no problem. Let me know if this is better

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    Still quite difficult to see.
    It looks like some sort of Gorgonian and i must be honest it looks like a type of algae.. but as i said, it's difficult. Also, the difference is quite hectic on the volume of the fuzzy substance.
    Maybe it was having a wee. Interesting to see, doesn't look like it's done any harm.
     
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    No harm at all. That's why I want to know if I can just remove it?
     
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    Should be fine, did you manually remove that this morning?
     
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    No that's from when it's started doing it
     
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    So it came and went naturally in a few hours this morning?
     
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    No that was a week ago before it got so bad
     
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    Dino?
     
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    I removed most of it without hurting it. This is what it looks like now.

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    Found this online. Thanks for the help and this will help for future reference if anyone asks.

    The Rusty Gorgonian is common among the reefs of the Caribbean and grows in a vertical, tree-like fashion. The branches are yellow to brown in appearance and have a bumpy texture when the polyps are not expanded. The polyps of this gorgonian are very small and white, and are often expanded during the daytime. This gorgonian is hardier than many of its counterparts and will add to your reef aquarium’s diversity.

    The Rusty Gorgonian is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones. Underwater epoxy is commonly used to anchor its base to a piece of live rock in the reef aquarium. It is more challenging to maintain this species, as they require supplemental feeding several times per week. This gorgonian is photosynthetic and requires a moderate amount of light depending on the amount of filter feeding food that is available. It also requires a stronger water flow and the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water.

    In order to inhibit algae and cyanobacteria growth, it is important that this gorgonian is provided with a medium to strong, constant or intermittent water flow. If in the event that it does begin to become covered with algae or cyanobacteria, remove it from the coral immediately, as this will cause rapid tissue deterioration. Algae can be removed gently with the use of a soft brush; combat cyanobacteria by soaking the coral in freshwater of the same temperature for approximately 1 minute.

    The Rusty Gorgonian should be fed a few times a week with a filter feeding food. Provide a varied diet of live or frozen baby brine shrimp, Marine Snow, PhytoPlan and other suitable micro foods.
     
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    Like I said. Dino ?. These corals are prone to dinoflagellates. Looks a lot like diatoms.

    Not sure i agree with this though.....

     
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