Yellow fluff on pagoda

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by jimilutz, 1 Feb 2015.

  1. jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Randburg
    i bought this pagoda last week. It has this yellow stuff growing on it. I tried scraping it off with a toothbrush but it just grows back. Ideas?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. OP
    jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Randburg
    Nobody have any ideas? Thankfully it seems to be receding.
     
  4. tekkengal

    tekkengal Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,470
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    JHB
    I have seen this on my pagoda as well, it looks like it is turning it's stomach out. There is a fancy term for this but it eludes me right now :p
    If the coral is healthy with no signs of tissue recess, lack of polyp extention etc I would leave it for now.
     
  5. Fraser W

    Fraser W Swazi Reefer

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2013
    Posts:
    703
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    middle of nowhere
    these are mesenterial filaments it is what corals use to digest their food and also the turn their stomaches out when they feel threatened by other corals near by.. must be unhappy
     
  6. OP
    jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Randburg
    Thanks for the feedback, this happened just after I got the coral. It has recede, so it must have finished acclimatising.
     
  7. OP
    jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Randburg
    Update: three months later, it is doing very well.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. CameL

    CameL

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Primrose Hill, JHB
    Looks fantastic, also a better pic of it!
     
  9. OP
    jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    441
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Randburg
    Thanks. I zoomed in on the first shot so that the affliction was large enough to id.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Yellow fluff pagoda Forum Date
Yellow fluffy ball Beginner Discussions 18 Apr 2011
3 Yellow tangs package Special!!! Sponsor Specials 3 Apr 2017
3 Yellow Tang in Stock Pet Lovers Emporium 22 Mar 2017
Yellow cleaner wrasse Beginner Discussions 14 Mar 2017
[wtd] Yellow tang Wanted 20 Feb 2017
A fish in place of a yellow tang General Discussions and Advice 15 Jan 2017
[wtd] yellow zoas or bali polyps frag Durban Wanted 10 Jan 2017