View Full Version : What's is this lesion on my mushroom?

08/29/2017, 03:19 PM
I drip acclimated and dipped (Bayer) a new green hairy mushroom (rhodactis sp) about 10 days ago. Since then, it has looked very good, and was opening more and more each day. Today, this lesion appeared suddenly. It's purplish, with a mucous strand extending from it. Does anyone have any idea what this is, and what I should do about it? I'm also having trouble with some radioactive green zoas, added on the same day, which initially were doing great, and then started having a few polyps that will not open.

I've noticed some large amphipods (I think) roaming around the zoas. Can they bother softies?

Thanks in advance.

Live stock: fire shrimp, pom pom crab (2x), astria snails (8x), a good number of pods from a ball of chaeto that's growing in sump

System volume 30G
Lighting: A160WE at 50% intensity, 50% blue
Water paremeters: NH3,N02,N03 not measurable
Ca2+: 470, Mg2+: 1350, Alk: 9.5 pH: 8.3
Temp: 76 SG: 1.025

09/01/2017, 05:32 AM
That is a stress sign. Mine will do that if I bump into them/squish them/ they are getting stung by other corals. They almost "vomit" their digestive tracts as a defense mechanism. They are really hardy and should eat it back up over time.

Parameters look find so maybe just something getting it upset. I wouldn't worry about it.

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