Kenya Tree Problems

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Hennie Thorburn, 21 Mar 2011.

  1. Hennie Thorburn

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    I bought a Kenya Tree about 5 days ago.
    The tree is not doing to well.
    It is covered with a white mucus, almost jelly like substance.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    If you fan it gently does the slime/jelly come off or does parts of the corals come apart?
     
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    Parts of the coral fall off...
    When I got it, it has just arrived at the shop.
    And It has not opened yet.
     
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    I'm afriad that you are going to have to cut the part of the coral that is fallinf apart but you have to cut a few cm's below the part where it is falling apart. Take a pic of the animal so we can look at it. After cutting it you must give it an iodine bath in some salt water and iodine for about five to ten minutes to prevent infection
     
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    So its an infected plant?
     
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    Yes. There is necrosis probably due to the shipment of the coral. One should never buy a coral that has just arrived in the LFS. Not having a dig at you but just giving some friendly advice. Cut the rotting bit away and give the coral the iodine bath and it may recover but keep an eye on it at if it falls apart without you noticing it could foul your water or kill your tank inhabitants with a subsequent ammonia spike
     
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    How is it going with the coral?
     
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