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reefguyty
07/24/2016, 04:25 PM
Hello everyone!

I am having a lot of issues keeping Euphyllia, they steadily keep dying. Perfectly healthy looking Hammers and torches die for no apparent reason. A lot of these are maricultured, but pieces that I have gotten from the LFS are randomly dying as well.

The corals will look great and healthy, then all of a sudden they look all wilted and the flesh starts falling off. The next day they are dead. I give them a revive bath which helped maybe one time.

Every other type of coral in the tank is fine, and I have a lot of acros which do great.

Do you guys think that something is killing them or is this known to happen with maricultered Euphyllia? I have seen a crab hiding in the euphyllia garden, I know I didn't put it in the tank. I have only seen this crab 1 time in my life, it is good at hiding lol.

Thanks for any advice!

shellsea
07/25/2016, 07:19 AM
Hello everyone!

I am having a lot of issues keeping Euphyllia, they steadily keep dying. Perfectly healthy looking Hammers and torches die for no apparent reason. A lot of these are maricultured, but pieces that I have gotten from the LFS are randomly dying as well.

The corals will look great and healthy, then all of a sudden they look all wilted and the flesh starts falling off. The next day they are dead. I give them a revive bath which helped maybe one time.

Every other type of coral in the tank is fine, and I have a lot of acros which do great.

Do you guys think that something is killing them or is this known to happen with maricultered Euphyllia? I have seen a crab hiding in the euphyllia garden, I know I didn't put it in the tank. I have only seen this crab 1 time in my life, it is good at hiding lol.

Thanks for any advice!

No help from me. Sorry. Just tagging along I have the same problem. Everything else including a 10 year old huge derasa clam doing fine.

reefguyty
07/25/2016, 07:21 PM
No help from me. Sorry. Just tagging along I have the same problem. Everything else including a 10 year old huge derasa clam doing fine.

Hopefully someone comes along with some advice. They are my favorite type of coral. It's sad seeing them slowly go :( lol

organism
08/03/2016, 02:07 PM
Alkalinity is one of the most important parameters for Euphyllia imo, they die off pretty handily with low alk. What are your alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium parameters? If you're not testing for them that's the issue.

Another possibility is salinity. If you're not measuring it with a refractometer calibrated with the proper calibration fluid then it might be too high which is also problematic.