Coralline on frogspawn

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I got this frogspawn from the lfs on Thursday. It looks the same way in my tank that it did in the shop. When the lights went out and the polyps retracted, I noticed some coralline algae on the stalk and I’m a bit concerned. It seems really healthy but I’ve read that coralline only grows on dead tissue. Any thoughts?

Also, is this branching or wall if you can tell?

First pic was when lights were on, second pic was 1 hour after lights out. I’m not worried about the retracted polyps (unless I should be) because it looks fine when lights are on.

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The flesh has receded from the white, rock-looking part of the stem. Not the end of the world, but you don't want to see continued recession. Many, many (many) Fimbriaphyllia and euphyllia frags come to consumers already weakened or stressed and often when they don't survive long, it's nothing the hobbyist has done. Keep an eye on it, maintain good water quality, and it will probably be fine. An iodine dip can't hurt though.
 
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The flesh has receded from the white, rock-looking part of the stem. Not the end of the world, but you don't want to see continued recession. Many, many (many) Fimbriaphyllia and euphyllia frags come to consumers already weakened or stressed and often when they don't survive long, it's nothing the hobbyist has done. Keep an eye on it, maintain good water quality, and it will probably be fine. An iodine dip can't hurt though.
Oof okay. I didn’t even think of that. I did a coral dip before putting it in my tank and it seemed fine. This is the tightest i’ve seen the polyps retract. My biggest concern is that my Nitrates are high (40 according to API kit) but everything else in my tank is thriving. I guess pray for me.
 

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Oof okay. I didn’t even think of that. I did a coral dip before putting it in my tank and it seemed fine. This is the tightest i’ve seen the polyps retract. My biggest concern is that my Nitrates are high (40 according to API kit) but everything else in my tank is thriving. I guess pray for me.
Nitrates of 40 is not high, especially for LPS.
 

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Is that like a frogspawn/hammer mix? I called it a hammer at the lfs and they didn’t correct me but i kept looking at it and it looked more like a frogspawn.
Sort of. You can Google it and find out more information
 

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Fwiw, many beautiful successful tanks run with phosphates over 1.0 and nitrates 50-100.

MUCH better than starving your coral with ultra low nutrients
Agreed a very successful reefer keeps his levels insanely high and has amazing growth and coloration....
Edit: the reefer i am talking about is @fishguy242
 

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Agreed a very successful reefer keeps his levels insanely high and has amazing growth and coloration....
Edit: the reefer i am talking about is @fishguy242
Why thank you! (but I'm a she ;) )
Edit (after his edit...), never mind, lol
 
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Looks like a branching frammer. I have a green tentacle and purple tip. It's probably getting use to the tank. Coraline algae growth is normal. I have a bunch on my frammer stocks and other euphyllia. Just as the others said, keep an eye on the flesh. If you see any loss, dose recover too.
 
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Thanks everyone! I will get a regular iodine dip and keep an eye on the little guy. Is it safe to assume that fish wouldn’t survive with such high nutrients? (sorry, getting a little off topic but i’m really appreciative of your feedback). this tank is 4 years old btw. Came into my hands about 2 weeks ago.
 

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