Montipora Digitata going pale?

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  1. Kanga

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    the brown montipora digitata in this pic is taking some strain, i moved him higher(more light) as well as further from the other corals.

    any ideas what might be causing this?
     
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    I would guess chemical warfare with the brain.
     
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    well i moved him lets see what happens
     
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    There is a Monti eating nudibranch which is so well camoflaged that they are nearly impossible to see, and they can wipe out an entire colony within a relatively short time.

    If nothing else works, I would suggest that you do an iodine dip for a few minutes and see if anything comes off the coral.

    I hope it recovers, but if nothing helps, be prepared to frag off the healthy fingers...

    Hennie
     
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    Thanks hennie, yip I have moved him, i do have some "cleaning the tank" frags which are doing well, but you right if I dont see a change I will take off the healthy part.
     
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    the exact same thing happend to my orange digitata,i did a dip a few days ago,and found 5 nudis on that one colony.it appears to be recovering slowly
     
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    someone, please explain the freshwater dip thing to me please, how long etc etc etc
     
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    Is it just bleached or is the pale section dead? Any polyp extension on the pale section?
     
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    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    very little PE
     
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    its not a fresh water dip,its an iodine dip.i personally use tropic marine pro coral cure mixed in the in a bucket with tank water and then place the affected coral in it for about 10-15 minutes and you will see these montis dying off.
     
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    OK explain the iodine dip then thanks:whistling:
     
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    its the same as what i mentioned :p
     
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    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    OK found this on the the Monti, looks like a bit of sponge to me, but hey what do I know, what do you guys think?

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    Hello any ideas ppl?
     
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    didnt see any thing like that before,lets wait for some gurus
     
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    Any help Guru's ????????
     
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    Send sihaya a PM with a link to this thread, see if she can help you, although she might be in bed right now :)
     
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    Kanga Thread Starter Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    What, are saying you dont know, damnit you should know:razz:

    Yeah will do now. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    Viper will know if you find any algae :p
     
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