Urgent help needed Plate coral slime

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  1. nathen

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    Hey guys need some input please , plate coral I’ve had for 4 weeks now has a thin layer of slime on it, if i can call it that ,best way of describing it , is when it drifts in the current looks like a spider wed , my best guess it that goby recently covered part of it with some sand and resulted in the slime ,slime caused the tentacles to retract. this all happened over a two day period .My quick fix and seems to help , some quick movement with my hand over the coral in a attempted to remove the wed seemed to work getting most
    Of it off, tentacles enlarged soon after .(wasn’t sure if it was the right move as i don’t know if the wed bits i didn’t get will be detrimental to the other coral just hope skimmer does its job)

    P.s water conditions good nothing of note except added a bubble coral
     
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    Just make sure you have good flow around your plate coral and that nothing changed in your water parameters / lighting that could have stressed the coral. Many corals shed a slime layer to get rid of algae and detritus - not too sure about plate corals though.
     
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    Ditto. Just increase the flow a little around the coral
     
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