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Old 06/17/2019, 10:37 AM   #1
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Euphelia diseases - Heads dying 1 per day

Hello Folks,

So out of the blue, 1 of my branching hammer corals started dying, 1 head per day. Polyps retract 1 day, and starts falling the next day. Once it falls off entirely, a new heads starts the process. I ended up with no Euphylia corals after 4 weeks. The corals had been in there for about a year.

Has anyone experienced this before? What caught my eye was the domino effect. In the past, whenever water quality slipped, the whole colony retracted, and then came back to life when parameters where corrected.

Anyone have this happen to them? Tank is 120g, with T5. 3 tangs, 2 damsels, 1 six line wrasse, and 1 coral beauty.

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Old 06/18/2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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I once lost a frag of 3 heads to brown jelly pretty quickly... Lps can get infected from what I know (euphyllia more commonly) after getting their flesh wounded. I donít know if thatís what youíre experiencing, but you can look it up and check if thatís it.

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Old 06/18/2019, 09:06 PM   #3
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sounds like brown jelly disease. it will wipe out everything. did u buy a new coral with out dipping recently?

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Old 06/22/2019, 09:07 PM   #4
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I have used ciprofloxacin in the past when dealing with brown jelly with success. A must is removing damaged/diseased tissue before it becomes necrotic (I used a frag saw to get a clean cut on a wall hammer).

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