local transkei mushrooms (trumpet like) turning white???

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  1. weezle

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    Hi everyone. Iv been a member for a while now and have been gathering
    Up a lot of info over the last few months from the site.

    However this is my first post, about 4 months ago I put some trumpet like mushrooms
    into my tank they have been doing well up untill about a week ago.
    For some reason a few of them started to dovelope white patches and now
    One of them has turned almost completely white. They are supposed to
    Be brown with a green center. They are still opening and closing and have noticed
    At least 3 baby ones sprout up in the last week.

    Any info on what could be causing this to happen would be greately appreciated
    Oh ja. I almost forgot I had my water tested and all is well according to the LFS

    Ill try and post a pic of them
     
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  3. Wes

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    pics?
     
  4. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome @weezle

    i dont think you have mushrooms but rather a member of the zoanthid species, as we do not have mushrooms this far down below durban..

    please do post a pic for clarification it will help us determine more accuratley whats wrong.

    What did the LFS test for and what were the values? also did you change the lighting at all? maybe they have sufferred some light shock?

    i have recently had most of my corals bleach only to find my salanity was way out of wack..

    pictures will definatley help..
     
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    The whitening sounds like they are bleaching. Are they in a shaded area, how much light and flow are they receiving?
     
  6. weezle

    weezle Thread Starter

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    Come to think about it I just changed the flow in the tank a bit by moving the inlet
    More towards the center of the tank and have also changed the lid of the tank and lights.
    Perhaps this is part of the cause. I'm trying to figure out how to post a pic and I will
    Post the water results this afternoon
     
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    The whitening sounds like necrosis to me, pics to confirm.
     
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    But rich, necrosis would cause for white fleshy spirals to be visible from the coral, not white spots???
     
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    Nope, I disagree - pics to confirm.
     
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    Whats your temps? Local species prefer colder water,maybe it could be high temps causing a bleach?
     
  11. weezle

    weezle Thread Starter

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    Hi chaps.
    I will do my best to put a picture on in the morning my temp is constant at 25 degrees.
    Just had a fun filled hour trying to catch my yellow tailed cleaner out the sump the dummy
    Went through the overflow.
     
  12. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Without pics we farting against thunder....
    The sooner we can get a diagnosis the quicker we can save

    Are you dosing iodine? What other corals are there?
     
  13. weezle

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    I'm only dosing with calcium plus. Iv got different zoe's ,candy canes, red mushrooms and 4 feather dusters
    5 fish and one shrimp.
    If it is necrosis can it spread through my other corals?
     
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    My guess and it's a guess is iodine is lacking, specially with softies, but let's see the pics when u can
     
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