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hammer2525
02/06/2015, 05:45 PM
this is a frag of a coral I've had for three years. Recently this frag and others along with the original coral has been 'widening out' and then this brown substance seem to appear... From what I see the coral does not like it and I'm afraid it may be killing the coral....

Any ideas?? Thanks

hammer2525
02/06/2015, 06:59 PM
This has been tentatively identified on the general reef forum as brown jelly disease, which does not sound easy to overcome without loosing some of the infected pieces...

Thanks

kurt_n
02/06/2015, 10:56 PM
Are you talking about that discoloration down at the bottom of the stalks, about in the center of the photo?

If so, that doesn't look like any brown jelly I've seen. Not sure what it is, but from my experience, brown jelly looks just like it sounds... "brown jelly" and is thick and gooey.

At some point, LPS that grow on stalks like that will start losing the tissue at the base because of lack of light. The growing LPS shades itself, killing off the living tissue further down the stalk. That might be what's going on here, kinda looks like it to me.

aromano
02/07/2015, 04:14 PM
looks like a pretty normal candy cane in the pic