Urgent help needed Mushroom coral dying

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  1. raytone

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    I bought the coral yesterday and this morning it was still fine. Now it got like "white stuff" on top of it and the mushrooms are closing. What must i do now?
     
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    it could just be sulking? got a pic?
     
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    Yes i posted a pic by my image uploader photo's. Don't know how to put it on the thread
     
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    @raytone ...is this the one you wanted to Post...:blush:
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    Help!!!!!!!!

    All the mushrooms is like that now. They are getting smaller
     
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    Can someone tell me what this is?
     
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    Sorry raytone..I've never seen that before so I can't help at all....hopefully one of the other guys can help out..could it be a "chemical war" between the mushrooms and what ever is close to them..? You did say you got it yesterday...
     
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    looks like hairy mushrooms.
     
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    whats your water parameters like, and are they in a high or low flow area?
     
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    ammonia - 0
    nitrite - 0
    nitrate - 0.2
    medium flow water
     
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    What lighting were they kept under? It could be light shock.
     
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    could be light or
    low nutrient levels....
    do you test MG Alk or CA?
    Also what other stock do you have in the tank?
     
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    They look like Rhodactis (indosinensis?) mushrooms. The white stuff you see is the mushroom's mesenteries (guts). This is a common response to stress.

    I recently added some to one of my systems and they stress split repeatedly (turned into lots of smaller mushrooms).

    Honestly, there's not much you can do about it short of making sure your parameters are okay. What'll likely happen is they'll ball up for a little while, maybe split a bit, and then either recover and take over your tank, or melt away from bacterial or other infections.

    They're typically very tough, so don't worry about it too much. You can target feed them lightly with a turkey baster if you want to give them a hand up.
     
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    Thanks, But what is a turkey baster?
     
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    I'm looking for one also...you should get them in the Kitchen Section in the Shops...I'm having a hard time getting hold of one...I'm looking for the big one...think someone mentioned about 30cm...I could've been speed reading...either way, I've yet to see one in the shops...big or small...
     
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    You can use a syringe or something else if you like.
     
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