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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
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. --
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
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.
NH3 - 0
NO2 - 0
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
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
<And here: http://wetwebmedia.com/cnidcompppt.htm
and the linked files above... Bob Fenner>