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Old 12-31-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Plate coral skeleton showing


Hi there im new to this but i would like as many responses as possible. I have a gorgeous green plate coral that i have had since febuary of 2009. It is starting to show skeleton in the front and i want to know if there is anyway to save it. The healthy part still inflates. I have heard of coral dip but it might be crabs stepping on the tissue. I want to save it while its still healthy so i would like any aswers or opinions and i will respond
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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Dipping and inspecting for parasites...and try feeding it!
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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I do feed it sometimes but what is an affordable quality coral dip because i dont feel like i know much about it.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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thanks..do you think this stuff works consiently
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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What Kind Of Crabs Do You Have....
Emerald Crabs Cannot Be Trusted...
Also Check For Flat Worms.
The Lugols Cant Hurt.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:09 PM   #7
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I have huge red scarlets and blue hermits. I was ready to kill myself before you said that about the emerald crab. a few months ago i got a very small one very cheap and they are great for the green algea. If you have a problem with that which i did they are amazing for it. Anyways it got rid of the problem but after shedding 2 or 3 times it was monstrously big. I'm not kidding when i say this thing was a beast. I couldn't keep it because it was killing clove polyps and tons of other corals and things. So i got rid of it. Two months later i got that algae problem again and i got another small one. It shed twice and it is a beast too.. i don't know if its my tank that they eat a lot of algae but it is the same story. So far though this one isn't as destructive but showing signs.......Not to get off topic heh heh
IT could be worse but i have fed it and its looking good. (the plate coral) Still are there any stories or methods for bringing back corals like plate corals.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:36 AM   #8
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I Can Only Speak From My Exp..i Have Done Salt For 25 Yeras
And Reff On And Of For 15...i Have Had Some Corals..one A Plate Coral And A Slipper Coral Come To Mind And I Could Not Bring Them Back After That Melting Type Look..a Corner Would Start To Die Of And It Would Just Travel And Consume The Whole Piece.
Try The Lugols..a General Cure All For Bacterial And Tissue Type Diease. I Have Had Emelds B4 And Will Never Trust One Again. They Eat Clove And Cut Into Gsp Polyp Vines Squirting Their Juice Out..i Hate Those Guys.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #9
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these are before and now pics
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:14 PM   #10
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Yea...I've seen that look before...sorry.
Even if it was low calcium or something like that..by this point it usually doesnt turn out well..bacterial infections and such sets in.
Try the lugols...or just wait it out..bout all I would know what to do at this point.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #11
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Just to let you guys know it is still healthy.. It is just that I took the now pic at night so the coral and its tenticles were not out. Other than the skeleton it still looks like the before pic
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:33 PM   #12
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would it have something to do with alkanity caus also i heard it might be debris in my tank
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