Frogspawn dying? Now war coral

Discussion in 'Reef Talk' started by Dp11, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    7B43DCE0-A15C-46D5-B0D1-5620FAB7F993.jpeg 2 days ago my frogspawn was the size of a softball and doing great then all of a sudden about 7 heads were gone, any thoughts why? 59B59E15-9C12-4645-BC80-A329B8BF2034.jpeg
  2. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    First thought is Alk swing.
  3. dz6t

    dz6t Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor BRS Member

    Added any new fish?

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  4. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    No new fish, and would alk cause a change that fast?
  5. dz6t

    dz6t Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor BRS Member

    How much alk changed?

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  6. dz6t

    dz6t Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor BRS Member

    I saw a Hollywood stunner chalice near it, the chalice could damage the frogspawn via sweeping tentacles at night.

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  7. Coalminer

    Coalminer Non-member

    It looks like my hammer that started dying due to low alk. I believe euphylia are sensitive to Mg as well.
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  8. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    Just tested and alk was between 120 - 180 closer to 180.
    Ph about 7.8 and ammonia 0.25
  9. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    This is it this morning, also the Hollywood stunner chalice is about 8 inches away
  10. mandarin

    mandarin Member BRS Member

    Did you use aptasia x near it ? I used some above my torch and a little fell on it and the next day that’s what it looked like just a thought.....

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  11. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Question is why the ammonia?
    How old is the tank?
  12. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Also look up lps brown jelly
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  13. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    Never used aptasia x
    As for ammonia my Hollywood stunner was stinging my war Corel and part of it is dying I was wondering if that had anything to do with it?
    It does look like brown jelly (I never heard of that before) should I pull the whole frogspawn out befor it spreads?
  14. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    I’ve never had it but they say it’s contagious if it lands on other lps. Research it before you decide
  15. GaryDN

    GaryDN Well-Known Member BRS Member

    had brown jelly before nearly killed all my frogspawn, only 2 heads survived. now its back to football size again. I did take out of the display tank and keep the jelly off, not sure it helped but not all the frogspawn died. hammer did not die off as much and recovered quickly
  16. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    Well I took out the frogspawn over the weekend it was all but completely gone, I tried to get it out without spreading anything and apparently was not successful now my war coral is covered
    Any thought on if I just suck the brown jelly off ?
    Will this spread to everything in the tank?
    Any ideas why this started?
  17. gzr918

    gzr918 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Have you tried any treatments yet?..
  18. Dp11

    Dp11 Non-member

    the only thing I've tried is sucking it off the coral
  19. frank180reef

    frank180reef Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Pretty high amonia
  20. Curren007K

    Curren007K Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Attack of the mushrooms? Not sure about mushrooms versus lps but I use to have a rock with purple mushrooms that dominated every other coral, palys/zoas, slimer, monti cap, birdsnest... they all lost.

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