White spiderweb-like thread covering coral

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  1. ChristopherM

    ChristopherM

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm not actually sure what type of coral this is, but this white spiderweb like stuff is slowly covering it up?

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    Extra:

    - The coral has only been in my tank 2 weeks.
    - I have added a wrasse to the tank

    Hope someone can help :(
     
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  3. TaahirS

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    Coral looks like a dead sun coral. Didn't the lfs tell your what it was.
    Interested to see what it is.
    Doesn't look good though:(
     
  4. saaid

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    It's an Alveopora.

    Not sure about the white bit though. Could be the coral itself dying off.
     
  5. Brendan6

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    I own Tarantula's so it's just a cool thread to stumble across :whistling:
     
  6. Lord_Blackadder

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    It's an infection. I'd remove that head, it's dead. The others should survive if they were previously healthy and are being kept in suitable conditions. It's not an easy coral though.
     
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    ChristopherM

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    @saaid Thank you for letting me know that it's a Alveopora.
    @Brendan6 lol
    @Lord_Blackadder Appreciate you letting me know that it's not an easy coral. I'm new to marine, so that at least helps with confidence issues :)
     
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