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Not the lowest "man on the totem pole", but Fungiids are not strong chemically or sting-wise... Often lose to other Cnidarians who are.


Fungia Coral Regeneration 9/24/11
Good Evening WWM Crew,
I bought a Fungia about a year ago. Approximately, 6 months ago, my 90 gallon tank experienced a bout of chemical warfare following the addition a new coral. The Fungia was one of the innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire. In a matter of 48 hours, the Fungia lost approximately 2/3 of its tissue. When I realized what was happening, I added a fresh bag of carbon to the sump, removed the 2 warring corals and did several water changes to reduce chemical toxicity levels. Immediately things settled down. The Fungia has since survived and appears to be flourishing.
However, 2/3 of the dead skeleton is still exposed. The remaining 1/3 of the Fungia tissue appears to be growing outwardly. Can I cut the dead skeleton away from the remaining Fungia tissue or will the Fungia eventually re-cover the dead skeleton?
<Could do either, but I'd opt for the second choice. Can indeed regenerate live tissue over the skeleton>
Will cutting away the dead skeleton increase chances of the Fungia regenerating into its original circular pattern?
<Mmm, not as likely as doing what you can to reduce algal growth, foster growth over the exposed skeletal remains, no>
As always, thank you for your help!
<Welcome, Bob Fenner, who should have asked re iodide-ate usage here; and will now

Long Tentacled Plate Coral, losing, gen. -- 10/31/09
Howdy once again.
<Erik... where's the prev. corr.?>
My Plate Coral has gotten worse. I originally had it in a fairly linear flow of strong current. It did not appear to like that location, so I moved it to an area where the tentacles can wave back and forth gently.
The area that received the heavy linear flow is not dead and there are small pods crawling on it. I assume they eat the decaying flesh.
<... no>

However, I have a Blue Zoanthid frag that closed over a week ago and will not open. I have seen these pods on it as well.
Rough picture, but you can make out two long antennae, two short tail lines. This one is rather darker than most. The others are very clear and hard to get on camera.
79 F
NH3 - 0
NO2 - 0
NO3 <10
Alk - 2.0 milli equivalents per liter
PO4 - .01
PH - 8.3
Ca - 450

Here is the how the plate coral looks now.
Is there anything I can do to help this coral or the Blue Zoanthid?
<Likely so...>
All my other corals are doing extremely well. They are growing strong and in the case of one Paly are spreading around the tank. My Xenia, Tubastrea, Duncansoma, Palys, Star Polyps are all going strong and spreading. I am at a loss to figure out what steps to take. I even had an early Paly attacked by a crab and the body mass of the Paly's disappeared into the reef, it has since popped up out of the coral sand is now spreading.
<Not atypical... and likely this is the "winning" organism at the others expense here>
I feed Oyster feast every other day or third day.
<... You need to read re the nutrition of the life you're keeping>
Kind Regards,
Erik Hayes
<And here: http://wetwebmedia.com/cnidcompppt.htm
and the linked files above... Bob Fenner>

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