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Lapras
08/30/2017, 10:37 PM
Hi all! I recently noticed some strange white strings (almost look coiled) on my favia. Was wondering if anyone could assist with ID, or perhaps diagnosis?

alk: 11 dkh
ca: 435
mg: 1350 or so

Thank you all!

kurt_n
08/30/2017, 11:25 PM
A photo in daylight/normal lighting would help. Can't really tell what we're looking at there.

"White coiled strings" make me think mesenterial filaments, which are a form of protection or attack. New coral? Any neighbors close by?

Reef Bass
08/31/2017, 06:19 PM
Looks like coiled mesentery filaments to me.

Aresangel
08/31/2017, 07:55 PM
Could be upset like others suggested. Is it defending/ fighting off anything? Has there been any new changes to the tank chemistry? Last guess is if you touched/dropped it or it fell it may put them out as a distress.


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Lapras
09/03/2017, 12:15 AM
Hi all thanks for the replies. I did recently add in a larger Stylo. A meat coral is also next to the Favia about 3" away. Some nights he's OK, but lately is throwing a fit. The water does seem to pass over him in one direction, so not sure it's the flow that could trigger this response too? I don't see anything bothering him, but sometimes my sleeperhead goby will drop pieces of crushed coral/sand on him.

Lapras
09/03/2017, 12:25 AM
Could be upset like others suggested. Is it defending/ fighting off anything? Has there been any new changes to the tank chemistry? Last guess is if you touched/dropped it or it fell it may put them out as a distress.


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I did move it a couple places. It was very soft, then hardened up when I grabbed him. Wondering though, if waterflow might be an issue. I have two MP40 and two Tunze Stream 3 6150.

Here is a pic of the tank. The green favia on left is one having weird issues.


Do you think my flow is too much? Or place in incorrect areas, given rockwork?

http://i.imgur.com/7BIvSVa.jpg

Lapras
09/04/2017, 10:19 PM
hi all. added new pics. are these as ReefBass stated, mesenterial filaments?


http://i.imgur.com/uZ1N37v.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/wEeszHn.jpg

Lapras
09/04/2017, 10:22 PM
Could be upset like others suggested. Is it defending/ fighting off anything? Has there been any new changes to the tank chemistry? Last guess is if you touched/dropped it or it fell it may put them out as a distress.


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did a water change not too long ago. those last pics i moved it in the corner away from everything, but it's still looking unhappy.

tundracub
09/05/2017, 03:08 PM
Look like normal feeding tentacles to me. He's telling you he's hungry.


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Lapras
09/05/2017, 05:42 PM
Really? I've never seen these squiggly white tentacles before. I've seen the other clear ones (that look like they have a small ball at the end), but never these. I will drop in a piece of shrimp and see reaction.

Lapras
09/07/2017, 08:16 PM
Well, good news everyone, he's back to normal. Tundracub, you were right! I thought he would get regular "food" through the light, but guess not in this case? I fed him some cut up shrimp and he ate everything up. Now back to normal and looking great... live and learn. Thank you all for your time!