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Old 11/17/2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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Question New Porcillapora expelling white mucus looking stuff...

I just got a Porcillapora in yesterday along w/ some Zoo's and a Chalice frag. The bag the Porcillapora was in had cloudy water in it and smelled a little worse then the other bags. It was producing a little white mucus looking stuff on the edges of the branches while in the bag. I slow drip acclimated it to my tank for 1.5-2hrs before adding it (and the other corals). Last night it continued to produce the mucus and this morning the whole thing is almost coated in the white mucus looking stuff.

Is this frag ok? Is there anything I should do or is this normal? I have it on the sandbed of my tank in the highest flow area I have. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 11/17/2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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SPS do this a lot when stressed. Just minimize handling it, and let the flow take away the mucus. Should settle down shortly...


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Old 11/17/2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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SPS do this a lot when stressed. Just minimize handling it, and let the flow take away the mucus. Should settle down shortly...
That's what I was hoping to hear. How long before this should settle down?


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Old 11/17/2007, 09:01 AM   #4
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I bought a frag yesterday, and after drip acclimating it and putting it in the tank last nite, all the mucus is gone this morning. (About 15 hrs later). Obviously yours could be different based on a lot of factors, but I would think it would settle down within a day or so.


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Old 11/17/2007, 09:07 AM   #5
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YEsterday I also bougt 3 frags. One did it up till this morning the other 2 never did it. Just let the current clean it off. Just dont point a PH directly at it to clean it off faster. It could damage the tissue.


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Old 11/17/2007, 09:42 AM   #6
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I probably should have mentioned that this coral took 2 days shipping to get to me. From what I've read that's kinda long for an SPS especially since our temps are peaking in the 60's right now (and 30's at night).


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Old 11/17/2007, 10:10 AM   #7
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Yeah that is inda a long time, most things max time should be 48 hrs in a bag lie that.


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