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swadly
07/24/2017, 10:37 AM
Added new monti. day one full and looked great. Last night had a pp shrimp on it when I went to bed. see picture from this morning!376799

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Pife
07/24/2017, 10:42 AM
Nothing to do with the peppermint shrimp.

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swadly
07/24/2017, 11:01 AM
Any ideas what it might be?

nogascans
07/24/2017, 12:02 PM
Parameters? I'm leaning to high nitrate/phosphates. Usually when I had a monti exhibit this it was due to water chemistry issues.

Sincerely,

David

swadly
07/24/2017, 12:10 PM
Zero on both. I am running a ULNS with zeovit. Here is another picture. I dip all corals before adding to tank with Coral RX.

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swadly
07/24/2017, 12:24 PM
Everything else is happy and extended.


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nogascans
07/24/2017, 12:25 PM
Tissue sloughing. Either bad parameters or salt creep fell on it I would guess.

Sincerely,

David

Cheapreef
07/24/2017, 02:46 PM
You say it's a new piece? Was it in a higher Alk system? Or have you had any Alk swings? I know my Monti are very sensitive to Alk swings.

swadly
07/24/2017, 07:51 PM
checked alk a little lower 6.4. Normally at 7.0. Do not know what alk level the LFS keeps there tanks at normally.

gprdypoo04
07/24/2017, 10:08 PM
My sunset monti which I've had for years is sort of doing the same thing recently. My nutrients have always been high with higher nitrate levels for four years now. I assume it's alk swings from time to time.

swadly
07/24/2017, 10:15 PM
Does it re grow or have you cut off the loss for regeneration?

Lsufan
07/24/2017, 10:20 PM
Was it only in your tank for a day when that happened? I'm not saying it's what happened in your case because I don't think it is, but u do need to keep a eye on pepp shrimp. I tried them 2 different times & both times they picked at corals & killed tissue. They seemed to go after meatier corals like acans & one time my euphylia. Never had one pic at any sps

swadly
07/24/2017, 10:40 PM
Yes I will keep the eye on it