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  1. (M) Flower Pot Coral, what's up with that?
    by steve/celia.UUCP (Steve Tyree) (28 Apr 92)
  2. flower pot coral
    by fssmith/venus.lerc.nasa.gov (Greg Smith) (28 Apr 92)

(M) Flower Pot Coral, what's up with that?

by steve/celia.UUCP (Steve Tyree)
Date: 28 Apr 92
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria

In article <1992Apr28.145436.24263-at-ibmpa.awdpa.ibm.com> steve-at-coho.austin.ibm.com (Steven Callahan) writes:
>I have a Flower Pot Coral at home which I have owned for about 5 months.
>Within the past few days it has been doing something very strange.  When
>I came home from being gone all weekend, the coral was 70% covered in a
>pink mucus/film.  All of its branches (arms whatever you call them) were

  This could be the same bacteria or slime which attacked one of my Flower
Pot Corals (Gonipora sp.). I quickly removed it with a siphon tube and also
rubed it gently with my fingers. The coral has recovered completely. When
the coral was covered in slime a blackish (turbo snail) had slide real close
to it. I have removed these snails but have kept the 15 real Turbo Snails I
have in my tank.

 Steve Tyree - Practicing Reef Breeder


flower pot coral

by fssmith/venus.lerc.nasa.gov (Greg Smith)
Date: 28 Apr 92
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria

****** I tried to email this to you but couldn't
  In article <1992Apr28.145436.24263-at-ibmpa.awdpa.ibm.com>, you write...
  > 
  >I have a Flower Pot Coral at home which I have owned for about 5 months.
  >Within the past few days it has been doing something very strange.  When
  >I came home from being gone all weekend, the coral was 70% covered in a
  >pink mucus/film.  All of its branches (arms whatever you call them) were
  >sucked up inside of it and covered with this pink stuff.  My coral was
  >beginning to look like a pink nerf (sp?) ball.  The pink stuff is starting
  >to turn white now. 
  > 
  >Anybody know what it is?  My fish seem unbothered by it and my other
  >coral (Brain Coral) is as happy as can be.  Up until this pink stuff,
  >my Flower Pot was happy too!
  > 
  >Specs: 29 gal, with Wet/Dry filter and protein skimmer.
  >       Ammonia: nil
  >       Nitrite: nil
  >       Nitrate: < 12 ppm.
  > 
  >Fish: One blue damsel
  >      One cow fish
  >      One Flame Angel.
  >                                 
  >Thanks ahead of time.
  > 
  > 
  >-- 
  >------------------------
  >Steven Callahan        | 
  >IBM Austin             | coho.austin.ibm.com!steve-at-ibmpa.awdpa.ibm.com
  >(512) 838-8418         |

   It is dying.  If it is not too late, try either putting it in the path of a 
  powerhead so that the scum is removed (dont put it so close that the coral
  is blown off the base) and leave it there, or try a freshwater dip of 45 
  seconds or so.  I have used the former succesfully on other corals in the 
  past and have read about the latter.


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