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Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Nsteyn, 25 Jun 2011.

  1. Nsteyn

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    Hi guys.

    New to sps, so this may be a stupid question, but please bear with me.

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    These frags seem te be growing very nice and their color is slowly improving, but i have noted that there is some tissue loss from the bottom.

    It does not look " unhealthy" just eru slowly creeping up.

    Something i should worry about?

    It is only on this frag. My others are looking 100%

    Tnx!

    Niel
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what are your water parameters? particularly ALK CA PH
     
  4. Nsteyn

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    Ph 8.3
    Alk 10
    And 440

    All are pretty stable and all other fish and coral are doing well
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Are you sure the tissue loss is moving up? It could just be old die-off from the initial mounting of the frag, to me it looks like the tissue is in fact growing over the old dead skeleton. Any chance you could get a closer pic of the affected area?
     
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    Viper, not sure its moving up at all.

    Ill try to get n better pic. The tissue does look healthy.
     
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    I have to agree it does look like that
     
  8. Tony

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    Sorry guys but I think the coral is healing. Where you see the dead part at the bottom and the healthy tissue, the healthy bit is thick which tells me that things are on the mend as it is laying down new skeleton over the old. Receding tissue will be thin and look like it falling/peeling off the skeleton. The edges are a tad white which tells me that the coral is growing over it's old skeleton.

    I had a frag like that which receded and then it stopped receding. The regrowth looks pretty much like that where the coral covers the old skeleton
     
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    Awesome tnx guys, sounds like good news.
     
  10. maxisoft

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    If its SPS, I would chat to @Adee. He's the guru in this field.....;)
     
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    um, thanks Max. I talk to my corals & lotsa TLC. :)

    Niel, It looks like Tony said, that the coral is overgrowing the old dead skeleton which often happens. Base bleaching or tissue necrosis is the death of the living coral tissue, when it stops the skeleton remains. What causes it is often, is sudden changes in alkalinity which I've experienced having lost big colonies in less than 24hours. The only 50/50 way of saving the coral would be to frag and cut the coral at the healthy part, you also need to check your parameters and fix pronto.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Who are you apologising to, we all said the same thing?:)
     
  13. Tony

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    Speed-reading again which is probably why I'm not on the top 20 readers:p
     
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    lol, less cooking and more reading Uncle Tony. :)
     
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