SPS Something I learnt the hard way

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  1. vatso

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    Hi All,

    Just a quick tip on sick SPS - I had a large piece of SPS get infected with RTN and thought I would leave it in the tank to see if it would come right....

    well after cutting out the RTN and waiting other corals started getting sick as well the RTN was being blown around the tank.... I removed the corals that were infected and that stopped the spread.

    so if you have a coral sick and do the emergency surgery and it is still shedding flesh just know that can cause others to get sick. as much as we hope things will come right the best thing is to get the sick coral out of the tank
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I have also seen this happen. Sometimes it better to cut your losses....
     
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    there was an article saying they think its viral
    Relocate i think
     
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    I am contemplating going full sps on tank..currently keeping some montis which are relatively easy...like acropora but see too many cases of RTN for my liking..would hate to lose a tank full of sps
     
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    yep!


    I tried out an experiment with this one some years back by increasing the salinity, raising KH and altering light cycle.
    The original coral healed and no others became sick.
    This is a just one person’s way.


    Talking about sps, this pain in the butt crab caused me some issues with a few of my sps recently.
    I was silly and didn’t treat a piece coral a few months back and it got in, you would think the same mistakes would not be made after all this time.
    It took me three days to get it out once I saw what it was doing.
    [​IMG]

    You can just see the areas it was chewing on with this one of my blue acro.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yep, and often, the sick coral will also recover when moved to another tank.
     
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    Was the pun intended in the title? ;)
     
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