View Full Version : What's killing my LPS corals?!?!?
10/18/2011, 01:21 PM
So I've been losing my LPS corals lately. First my whole big torch coral, then some of my candy cane, and now half my frog spawn are gone!! The only guess I can make is that all of these corals are things my clown fish love to snuggle up with. So my questing is: is it possible for my clown fish to be transferring toxins from my green bubble tipped anemone to my other corals and if so what should go???!!?!?
This is driving me crazy!!! When you spend much time and patience growing these beautiful corals Just for this to happen it really makes you mad.
10/18/2011, 01:45 PM
What are your exact water parameters?
Temp, alk, ca, mag, ph, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, etc.
10/18/2011, 05:24 PM
So I checked my levels and yet are all good. Temp, ca, phos, nitrate, nitrites, ect....
10/18/2011, 05:25 PM
Also did a 50 percent water change to be sure
10/18/2011, 07:20 PM
Just saying the params are good gives us nothing. Post up actual numbers.
10/18/2011, 08:28 PM
10/18/2011, 09:21 PM
maybe some sort of brown jelly infection?
10/18/2011, 11:57 PM
Your salinity is too low.
10/19/2011, 07:14 AM
I was always under the impression that salinity could be from 1.020-1.025. Should I always keep in at 1.025? I would keep it at around 1.022 ish so when evaporation occurs it doesnt raise it to high
10/19/2011, 08:06 AM
It may have been mentioned already but what size tank is this and how long has it been running? Is the tank pretty well stocked with stoney corals or just a few? Are you dosing anything or just relying on water changes?
Temperature (78-80), alkalinity (8.5 to 9.5) and magnesium (1300+) are other numbers you should check. Rasing your SG not only increases the salt content but also increases/replenishes elements that our corals need. I would suggest trying to maintain a SG of 1.025 and verifying your magnesium isn't low.
Clowns can be brutal to corals. Some can take and some cannot so that may very well be part of the problem.
10/19/2011, 08:15 AM
What other fish, crabs and shrimp do you have?
10/19/2011, 08:47 AM
yeah, salinity needs to be raised. i've had clowns hosting in my euphyllias and they never caused them to die. as far as transferring toxins from anemone to other corals, i can't tell you on that as i have never had an anemone before
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