Sps look dead. But not dead and growing algae on body

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  1. reefer4816

    reefer4816 Active Member

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    so I have a stick that lost all vibrancy. Lost all PE. Out of the blue. The Coral now has some type of color hue to it. And is not totally dead. I thought it would eventually die. But no. It’s been like this for about 2 months it seems like.

    I have attached a before photo. And a current photo

    Any opinions?

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  2. mannyhernz

    mannyhernz Active Member

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    The green areas on acro are definitely dead. Other part might be too... need Better pictures
     
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    J Rog Valuable Member

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    Nice bounce back!
     
  4. reefer4816

    reefer4816 Active Member

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    lol no. The healthy pic is before. And the ****tyone is after.
     
  5. reefer4816

    reefer4816 Active Member

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    I really don’t think so. I have vermitid snails that grow everywhere. And especially on Coral skeleton. No signs of algae or vermitids growing on any part of this Coral
     
  6. Mal11224

    Mal11224 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    The healthy pic shows algae on the plug and the unhealthy one does not. Are you dosing anything? Don't see any polyp extension, which is a bad sign. There is some pigmentation but I think it might be too late for this coral. Might need to check your parameters as well. Could also be a flow/light problem.
     
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    bif24701 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    There is a great amount of tissues lost. Seems only the branches and any left. This one has taken a hit from STN or RTN. I would cut off a few of the Healthy pieces leaving any dead skeleton. Glue to fresh plug and hope for the best.
     
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    2Wheelsonly Active Member R2R Supporter

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    In my opinion this coral is dead, looks starved to death.
     
  9. Christopher Presley

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    Agree with being starved.
     
  10. jda

    jda Well-Known Member

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    MIllepora is a hard acro to keep. Parameters and regiment is needed to try and help with a cause. It could be lighting, parameters, nutrients, new tank, pests or anything.
     
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  11. mannyhernz

    mannyhernz Active Member

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    Those things dont grow overnight and sometimes takes month for algae/vermetids/sponge to grow on dead coral.
     
  12. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    The parts that are green are no longer living. The tips of the branches appear to still have living tissue but if the issue with the tank isn't corrected it will be dead shortly as well.
     
  13. Ocdreef

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    Did you put a strong spot light on it and inspect it with a magnifying glass? It could have bugs on it without you even knowing it assuming all of your parameters are in line. I know from experience that sometimes you have to sit there for a couple minutes before one of those suckers come out of hiding to scamper across your favorite specimen.
     
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