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Old 11/23/2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Established giganteas deflating -- permanent pathogen in DT??

I've had my blue gigantea since 2012, and my purple one since spring. Everyone was doing well. Other nems include a magnifica and 2 other BTAs. All thrived. Then about 3 months ago, I added another mag that was QTed and treated with cipro. That mag is still healthy to this day.

Maybe about a month later, my gigs started deflating, which was strange, bc they've NEVER deflated in the years/months I've had them. I treated with cipro and noticed both started spitting out the black rat poop looking stuff. In short, they ended up being ok after about 7 days of treatment. Just in case, I took out that latest magnifica addition and put it in my other tank, leaving just 1 mag in the DT.

Put gigs back in tank. Doing great! Never deflated.

Then, within 2 weeks, started deflating again! First the purple then the blue. I treated again, both responded very well, and after 7 days, I put back in the DT. They did great again for 2 weeks!

Then, the purple one started to deflate again yesterday! And I KNOW my blue one will follow soon. What in the world is happening? Is my DT permanently infected by some strange bacteria that my mag is a carrier of??? All other nems, including my mag, are quite happy.

Has this ever happened to anyone else? Should I remove all anemones in that tank and let the tank run "fallow" of nems for 8 weeks? (much like ich treatment? Lol)

Any advice is appreciated!!!


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Old 11/23/2019, 12:55 PM   #2
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I had a similar situation and lost my blue and my oldest purple gigantea. Though in my case I think it's rather algae toxins that caused it than some mysterious pathogen because both anemones went from being well to looking distressed in a rather untypical way a did not at all respond to Cipro treatment. And I know that the Cipro is still good because it worked just fine with new anemones I treated before and after.

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Old 11/23/2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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I had a similar situation and lost my blue and my oldest purple gigantea. Though in my case I think it's rather algae toxins that caused it than some mysterious pathogen because both anemones went from being well to looking distressed in a rather untypical way a did not at all respond to Cipro treatment. And I know that the Cipro is still good because it worked just fine with new anemones I treated before and after.

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So yours did not make it in the end, huh? Very disheartening to hear. I wish I could set up another system, but I don't have extra LR just laying around. In the end, I might just have to go this route though.

Hmm... mine still responds wonderfully to cipro each time I treat them. But obviously I can't keep treating, returning to DT, then deflating, then treat again, etc. etc.!

You say you think it's some sort of toxic algae in your case--do you think it could've been transported into your system via corals? (assuming you have a mixed reef)


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Old 11/23/2019, 11:55 PM   #4
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I had the same problem. Gig established for 6+ months. Added a mag and the gig went downhill. Hopefully you will find a solution.


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