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Postby nanokiper » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:31 pm

Guys, acro I got from Peter. Its green acro and the partly beached portion turned brown but no visible polyps. Is it dead or adjusting to new environment?Image
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Postby jolt26 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:00 pm

i have the same frag. it is not the one i was telling you about when you called me. this frag usually has visible polyps. the brown ones are dead, probably being covered with algae. since its new, you may want to hang on to it.

did you place it high up kagad?
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Postby nanokiper » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:00 pm

jolt26 wrote:i have the same frag. it is not the one i was telling you about when you called me. this frag usually has visible polyps. the brown ones are dead, probably being covered with algae. since its new, you may want to hang on to it.

did you place it high up kagad?


Placed in the middle for one week then transfered to the top about 4 inches below water line. Maybe tank system di pa matured enough for acros. Its about 4 months old.
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Postby sHARKZ » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:06 pm

hello nanokiper, from your pic, I dun see any tissue. maybe I got a very bad eyes thus can't see clearly. attached some pic for u.

this is a dead sps, showing its skeleton after dry
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u can see the veins(lines) underneath its coralite?? tissue is present.
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this is a small green acro the tissue and veins(brown lines) is visible.
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possiblity that the frag has been dead for sometime and algae start to grow thus giving the green colour. check it further for any tissue. Pls forgive me if i'm wrong.
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Postby CleveYank » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:47 am

The coral in the 1st post is indeed dead.

Keys to new SPS arrivals are acclimation procedure slow and steady just like you should do for new fish.

Next is dipping and checking for parasites. Dip 1 Revive according to the directions and dip 2 betadyne (idodine topical disinfectant sold over the counter all over the world for cuts and scrapes) 6ml betadyne to 1000 ml your tank water and just enough to rinse the frag. I use a baster or large hypo with no needle on the end to pulse this medicated mixture onto the frag. Parasites ACRO EATING FLUKES, RED BUGS, PLANARIA will come off during these steps. Final rinse in tank water in a sterile container and then place in quarantine or your system.
A real plus about the iodine betadyne dip is that it also disinfects the coral against bacterial infections which can kill the coral due to fragging, handling, shipping etc. The betadyne step also must not take more than 60 seconds or sensitive frags will brown out or die.

Once you notice sloughing or receeding flesh you must frag the good stuff and redip it and see if you can save any of it.
I've bought 2 inch frags and had to frag them 2 or 3 times ending up with a 1/4 nub that has survived and become full colonies.

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Re: dead sps

Postby RRandygie » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:20 pm

CleveYank wrote:The coral in the 1st post is indeed dead.

Keys to new SPS arrivals are acclimation procedure slow and steady just like you should do for new fish.

Next is dipping and checking for parasites. Dip 1 Revive according to the directions and dip 2 betadyne (idodine topical disinfectant sold over the counter all over the world for cuts and scrapes) 6ml betadyne to 1000 ml your tank water and just enough to rinse the frag. I use a baster or large hypo with no needle on the end to pulse this medicated mixture onto the frag. Parasites ACRO EATING FLUKES, RED BUGS, PLANARIA will come off during these steps. Final rinse in tank water in a sterile container and then place in quarantine or your system.
A real plus about the iodine betadyne dip is that it also disinfects the coral against bacterial infections which can kill the coral due to fragging, handling, shipping etc. The betadyne step also must not take more than 60 seconds or sensitive frags will brown out or die.

Once you notice sloughing or receeding flesh you must frag the good stuff and redip it and see if you can save any of it.
I've bought 2 inch frags and had to frag them 2 or 3 times ending up with a 1/4 nub that has survived and become full colonies.

Better luck next time.


bro ask lang ako, is it ok to put dead sps as in ung dried up na talaga sa dt? or it will just make things bad to the dt?
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Re: Dead SPS?

Postby BrianM » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:44 pm

I think this post is inactive already. to answer your query, i don't suggest putting dead coral skeletons in your display tank even if it is sun dried already. it may result to increase in nitrates and and foul smell.
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Re: Dead SPS?

Postby RRandygie » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:35 pm

BrianM wrote:I think this post is inactive already. to answer your query, i don't suggest putting dead coral skeletons in your display tank even if it is sun dried already. it may result to increase in nitrates and and foul smell.


Well thanks for your answer...
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