Corals dying

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by Cornelis, 19 May 2009.

  1. Cornelis

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    I have a problem :(something is eating my corals. Only the bottom and the inside part, the outside part is loose and hollow. Then it came loose from the rock and start dying. I had a camera watching it for hours, replay the tape and can't see any thing, like worms or snails. Is there anything to dip the corals in? Got the corals for about 9 months and it was doing well.
     
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    Hi Cornelis - please post pictures of this? It would be MUCH easier to identify, if/when we can actually SEE this?
     
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    what sort of coral? lps or sps?
     
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    Pics of the corals would be a big help and giving all water parameters.
     
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    The ones taget the most is the two tipes of polyps. Around the ather corals is the rock eaten clean. I will send photos to morrow.
     
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    Awaiting pics
     
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    Did your coral die? What happened?
     
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    Without any further info I would venture a guess that it is a leather coral...
    There is a small snail which attacks leathers from the inside, and the original description of the problem fits this scenario.

    Bit frustrating, though, when someone asks for URGENT HELP, and then simply does not bother to answer questions, even after a whole week - I'm sorry, Cornelis, but this is just not how it's done :nono:

    Hennie
     
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    Very strange
     
  11. Cornelis

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    Sorry I didn't respond to the questions... had problems with my Internet and ended up loosing the correl. Fighting the monsters in the tank! Hehe;) Got the coralworm out of the rock. The other corals on the rock is coming on fine. I dipped the corel in Scachem Reef Dip. It kills all living things on the rock! Now I'm adding Aquapharm Marine Strontuim Supplement once a week and I can see the diffrence. Thanks for all your support!
     
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    Whr is the pics
     
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    Can you describe this worm, or post a pic? Contrary to old the "Old Wives tales" in this hobby, *most* worms are actually beneficial, and don't attack healthy, living coral. They do, however, do what they are supposed to do as scavengers - clean up whatever is dying, thus preventing the dead creature from becoming rotten and polluting the water

    Including the coral ???

    Hennie
     
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    Yes I dipped the whole coral and it worked. On the bottle it say not longer than 10min.
    I had dip some of the other Corals as well and they look fine. The mix coral is now looking great. The opening in between is starting to close. The coral worm is the same one u use for fishing. There are 5 other different types of worms in the tank and they are ok.
     
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