White Fuzz around new euphyllia

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Hi everyone.
So we stocked our new, fully-cycled tank with two ocellaris clownfish and one euphyllia divisa frag (around 5*5*5cm) 4 weeks ago. The ocellaris are doing great, but the euphyllia never fully expanded and seems to be receding now. This morning, it has not opened at all.
We noticed some white fuzz around the flesh as you can see on the pictures, so guess we now have the „white fuzz disease“.

Right now I‘m preparing our quarantine tank for the coral. What‘s the recommended procedure? I heard of dips in H2O2 (which percentage?) and iodine solutions, or anti-fungus-medication, or amino acid. What are your recommended products and procedures?


Aside of trying to heal the coral, I‘d like to know if the reason for the outbreak lies in my tank parameters:

T = 25°C +- 0.1°C
Salinity = 33.5 psu (slowly bringing it up from 33 to 35)
Ammonium = 0
Nitrate = 1 ppm
Nitrite = 0
Phosphate almost zero
Magnesium = 1240 ppm
Calcium = 470ppm
Alkalinity = 8.9
pH = 8.2

We even did an ICP Water Analysis, everything looked nominal except for:

Si = 0,0596 mg /l (around 40% lower than nominal)
Ni = 1,687 µg / l (around 37% lower than nominal)
Co: Not measurable (so, too low?)
Aluminium = 43,238 µg/l (around 247% higher than ideal, max should be around 30?)


Really looking forward for your help!

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Equipment and Stock:

- 250l AquaMedic Armatus 250
- NYOS Quantum 120 Protein Skimmer
- Aqua Medic DC Runner 3.3 return pump @90% (3000l/h)
- Aqua Medic EcoDrift 4.2 wave maker (4000l/h)
- RedSea ReefLed 90
-2 ocellaris clownfish, 1 euphyllia divisa
 
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Hi everyone.
So we stocked our new, fully-cycled tank with two ocellaris clownfish and one euphyllia divisa frag (around 5*5*5cm) 4 weeks ago. The ocellaris are doing great, but the euphyllia never fully expanded and seems to be receding now. This morning, it has not opened at all.
We noticed some white fuzz around the flesh as you can see on the pictures, so guess we now have the „white fuzz disease“.

Right now I‘m preparing our quarantine tank for the coral. What‘s the recommended procedure? I heard of dips in H2O2 (which percentage?) and iodine solutions, or anti-fungus-medication, or amino acid. What are your recommended products and procedures?


Aside of trying to heal the coral, I‘d like to know if the reason for the outbreak lies in my tank parameters:

T = 25°C +- 0.1°C
Salinity = 33.5 psu (slowly bringing it up from 33 to 35)
Ammonium = 0
Nitrate = 1 ppm
Nitrite = 0
Phosphate almost zero
Magnesium = 1240 ppm
Calcium = 470ppm
Alkalinity = 8.9
pH = 8.2

We even did an ICP Water Analysis, everything looked nominal except for:

Si = 0,0596 mg /l (around 40% lower than nominal)
Ni = 1,687 µg / l (around 37% lower than nominal)
Co: Not measurable (so, too low?)
Aluminium = 43,238 µg/l (around 247% higher than ideal, max should be around 30?)


Really looking forward for your help!

EDB98A38-5ABC-4810-B70E-8542EB7209E6.jpeg


EC621008-AD2F-4F44-AE61-58C8D9D37EC1.jpeg


Equipment and Stock:

- 250l AquaMedic Armatus 250
- NYOS Quantum 120 Protein Skimmer
- Aqua Medic DC Runner 3.3 return pump @90% (3000l/h)
- Aqua Medic EcoDrift 4.2 wave maker (4000l/h)
- RedSea ReefLed 90
-2 ocellaris clownfish, 1 euphyllia divisa
The first picture looks like brown jelly or some kind of algae/bacteria growing there. The white stuff I’m not sure. I’d definitely try to get those trace elements you mentioned were too low and too high back to normal range. :) hopefully we can get a second opinion to really ID this stuff!!
 
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Thank you. My girlfriend and I took the coral out and basted it with the turkey baster. It lost so much tissue including the brown, nasty stuff and some of the white stuff. We continued with a iodine dip. It is now sitting in the quarantine tank. It is still alive, even expanded a nit. Let‘s hope for the best.


Here‘s the coral

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And here just now:
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We are still very much open for your help on how to proceed and to find out what caused the situation in the first place.
 

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Thank you. My girlfriend and I took the coral out and basted it with the turkey baster. It lost so much tissue including the brown, nasty stuff and some of the white stuff. We continued with a iodine dip. It is now sitting in the quarantine tank. It is still alive, even expanded a nit. Let‘s hope for the best.


Here‘s the coral

ADCD5F52-CCDE-4596-828D-B8E040EAC7E2.jpeg


And here just now:
864E3F56-723D-419B-892A-8AE1F811144E.jpeg


We are still very much open for your help on how to proceed and to find out what caused the situation in the first place.
ok so it sounds like brown jelly, which is an infection that can spread to corals that are weak. Like other torches, gonis, etc. typically I would suck that jelly off so it doesn’t spread to other corals if you have any other weak LPS. I would suggest taking it out and dipping it!!
 
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