Fungus on polops

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  1. CW

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    Hi PPl

    My polops i got from durbs has fungus.
    Its like some kind of white powedery stuff on them.
    I dont wana chuck them.

    How do i get the fungus off and is this a danger to my fish?

    Cw out
     
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    Fungus on polyps aren't good, pics will help
     
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    is it like a yeast infection? :p
     
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    ag crap man.

    Ok ill take pics tonight
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    I got a pic on the net on how it looks.
    But myne doesnt look this bad yet.

    The two big peices of polyps are about 150mm x 100mm big
    and the infected parts are about 50mmx40mm (two patches on each)

    What do i do?
     
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    I got a pic on the net on how it looks.
    But myne doesnt look this bad yet.

    The two big peices of polyps are about 150mm x 100mm big
    and the infected parts are about 50mmx40mm (two patches on each)

    What do i do?
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    cut off all the dead polyps.
    And dont be shy about it. Best to get rid of the dead polyps before it spreads to the whole colony.
     
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    Do you have any coral dip this should greatly. Try to pick the fungus off or shake it off in the dip solution , Good luck!

    Fisman
     
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    [FONT=&quot]But with what do i do it?
    Will scissors work?[/FONT]
     
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    No dont have any dip
     
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    thats not looking good man, its going to stink like.... :whistling: so yeah, get that white stuff out and cut with something nice and sharp... save the polyp's that dont have the white fungus on it and rinse that in RO water for like 10-15mins... shake it about in the water...
     
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    a sharp bade will be better. Surgical blade or one of those old shaving blades works best.


    i dont think rinsing in RO for that long is a good idea. Rather get a proper coral dip from the shop or dip them in an iodine solution (diluted in water of course)
     
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    Ja they do stink a bit.
    Not a good smell.

    Cw out
     
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    Ok cool.

    Ill get that blade.
    But will it work then if i try and scrape it off or must i just cut it?
     
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    Yeah I explained to CW that its risky and works for some but not everybody...
     
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    you wnat to cut off all the dead bits, so youll have to cut off some halethy tissue as well. Scraping off will leave behind some dead bits.
    15 minutes is far too long to dip coral. I would not use the word "risky" to describe it.
     
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    They're Zoanthids, so 15 mins in fresh water is probably fine. Not sure it'll do much, though. The infection is likely a bacteria called Beggiatoa. I've used iodine dips on similar Zoanthid infected colonies before with some success (not fresh water, though, I should add).

    Diluted hydrogen peroxide would probably be a good option, although I haven't tried this before on Beggiatoa specifically. The extra oxygen from the peroxide will likely further inhibit the hypoxic/anoxic preferring bacteria. Blasting it with a hose pipe might be an alternative to cutting it out.

    When you put it back in the tank, try put it in a high flow area. This is likely your best defence.
     
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    :whistling: I rinse out all my zoas in RO before adding them in, and they super...
     
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    Polyps operation

    Hi ppl

    Yes i played dockter dockter last night.
    I got i surgical knife from my mom that she got from some friend.
    The knife is very small so i taped it to a peice of plastic from a plastic spoon.

    A cut off anything that looked like white fungus to me.
    Now i only have two little peices left.
    One about 40mm x 20mm
    and the other about 25mm x 20mm

    Now i hope the bad bits are gone.
    Man did that peices stink like hell.

    Heres some pics
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    My cuting board
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    My new surgical tool.
    ps: sorry for the bad pics ppl.
    But im in a hurry this morning.
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    And thats the two small peices now. The ones next to each other. The one on the right opened up nicely last night so they look ok.
    As you can see i also got some new polyps that my brother braught back yesterday and some blue xinias.

    What do you think?
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    More blue xenias and some zoas. They look great this morning.
    Is that a moon coral on the top of the pic?
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    More blue xinias at the back of the tank.

    Cw out:thumbup:
     
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