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Old 01-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good evening all,
I have a 35 gal tank running aprox four months.I have slowly introduced fish and coral without a problem all is well,however two days ago I purchased a green tipped frogspawn,which when purchased was very healthy.The first day in my tank they were somewhat retracted but the tips were still there and some tentical movement were seen.Since then all I see are white filliments at its top with no green tips or any movement.Did it die in one night?Any info would be great.

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Old 01-28-2009, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Paul ,

I would say yes , they are dead or dying. best way to tell is to take it out and give it a whiff, If it smells like something rotting , then yup dead. , you can cut off the dyingheads and try to save the others.
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not sure about dead or not but pictures would help solve that dilemma.

is it in a high flow area of the tank?
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ouch, it looks like its dead. was there any sort of brown slim were the spawn was living. thats weird how it died in one day. how are the parameters in the tank. RIP little guy. also since the tank is still somewhat new, slow down and take your time
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The water is great,I have tested everything and all within normal parameters .It is very strange it happened within six-eight hours.All my other corals(brain,birdsnest,polyps and leathers are doing great)I'm lost as to why but I will have to junk this piece,oh well.

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maybe acculimate your crals alittle slower and turn the lights off for 24 hrs after putting it in the tank. i always turn my lights off and just keep the moon lites on for them. good luck with your next piece. and dont let this bring you down, poop happens
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how was your nitrate levels,frogspawn are a pretty hardy coral to die that fast id lookm deeper(noo pun)either a hitch hiker in your tank or something in your water.
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Look into Brown jelly disease
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Just weird how it happened so fast.
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one of the heads of my frogspawn died quickly like that, but it was abused pretty hard in the trip back...brown jelly the instant it went in.

weird thing was, the healthy head was touching the brown slime from the other head, and nothing happened. only lost the one head.
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Sorry to hear that . It tends to happen with torches / frogspawns and an occasional hammer (Although in my experiences hammers are pretty hardy)... if it was wild caught sometimes they just can't handle captive environments... my advice would be to get one that is aquacultured that way know is doing well in someones tank... see if you can buy a branch or a few heads from someone if you can.. that was you know it has adapted well to the captive environment and should do better... I have had many many frogspawns torches and hammers but mixed results. Sometimes they do great sometimes they do bad. Now in my experience I have had a few corals stung by these types of corals. I try not to keep them for that very reason which is quite unfortunate because they really are amazing corals... best of luck and like Deep said if you see one starting to become diseased... snap off the head and isolate it from the others so that the infection doesn't spread. These corals are delicate and if the tentacles are cut (like in transport) and they become infected chances are the whole head is going to go away. Also sometimes "sucking out the infection" with a turkey baster MIGHT help stop the infection but it is a hit and miss. I saved one colony this way by chance...

Aquacultured corals are more expensive but they ARE the way to go...
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