Please visit our Sponsors
FAQs about Mussid Coral Disease Treatments  

FAQs on Mussid Disease: Mussid Disease 1, Mussid Health 2, Mussid Disease 3, Mussid Disease 4, Mussid Disease 5,
FAQs on Mussid Disease by Category:
Diagnosing, Environmental (Pollution/Poisoning, Lighting...), Nutritional, Social (Allelopathy), Trauma, Pathogenic (Infectious, Parasitic, Viral) Predatory/Pest,

Related Articles: Coral Pests and Disease; pests, predators, diseases and conditions by Sara Mavinkurve, Mussid Corals

FAQs on Stony Coral Disease: Stony Coral Disease 1, Stony Coral Disease 2, Stony Coral Disease 3, Stony Coral Disease 4, Stony Coral Disease 5, Stony Coral Disease 6, Stony Coral Disease 7, Stony Coral Disease 8, Stony Coral Disease 9, Stony Coral Disease 10, Stony Coral Disease 11, Stony Coral Disease 12, Stony Coral Disease 13, Stony Coral Disease 14, Stony Coral Disease 15, Stony Coral Disease ,
FAQs on Stony Coral Disease by Category: Diagnosing: Environmental (Pollution/Poisoning, Lighting...), Nutritional, Social (Allelopathy), Trauma, Pathogenic (Infectious, Parasitic, Viral) Predatory/Pest, Treatments 
FAQs on Stony Coral Disease by Family: Acroporid Disease, Caryophyllid Disease, Elegance Coral Disease/Pests, Dendrophylliid Disease, Faviid Disease, Faviid Disease 2, Fungiid Disease, Poritid Health, Trachyphylliid Disease,
FAQs on Stony Coral Disease by Type: Brown Jelly Disease,


Tissue injury in lobed brain coral      1/5/14
Dear experts, before I start let me wish you a glorious new year from Denmark !
<Ah, thank you>
I try to follow your forum closely and learning everyday. I need your expert opinion on an absolute stupid mistake I made. I have a open lobed brain coral as shown in the 2 attached picture. During my attempt to remove an Aiptasia I probably bumped one of the heads (upper right hand corner in both pics) and it seems that there is 1 cm tissue damage causing skeletal exposure.
<I see this in your excellent pix>
I noticed it right after I put it back. This coral is 2 days old in my tank. I feed my LPS corals with Fauna Marine LPS pellets and brine shrimp 3-4 times a week and also add Red Sea Coral Colors A, B, C, D and Reed Foundation weekly. For lighting I use 2 x Juwel T5 Coral and Actinic Blue  Do you think this spells doom for the coral ?
<No; I think this colony will recover just fine. All will be well>
 I would remain very grateful if you could give me some words of comfort and if I can do anything to speed up tissue recovery. Best regards, Kaustuv
<I'd increase your regular/maintenance dosage of iodide-ate (by double) and not worry. Bob Fenner>

Re: Tissue injury in lobed brain coral   1/22/14
Hi Bob ! good evening...just as you said the injured lobo head seems to recover. However I have another qs for your kind reply...If you kindly look at the attached pic you will see that one head (actually the one that got damaged) is much puffier than the other since a couple of days. The big one gives an impression that it might split ! My qs is, in a cluster like this, can one head overpower/drain more nutrition than other heads and become bigger at the expense of smaller ones?
<Mmm, no; I don't believe so; they're independent; don't share tissue...
Nor fight as they're genetically (almost) identical>
Another piece of info...there is a glass anemone on the skeleton of the front lobe which can in fact touch both the small ones. Could that be responsible for their shrinkage ?
<Yes it could>
 Both seems to eat the Ultra Marine LPS pallets...
Sincerely appreciate your view on this. Always thankful for your time and knowledge...br Kaustuv
<Glad to share, aid your efforts. Bob Fenner>

Brain Coral Issue 8/2/08 Hello, <Hi there Greg> I recently purchased a brain coral (Lobophyllia corymbosa?). <Maybe> It has about 6 polyps.? However, one of the polyps will not open (see attached picture).? It seems to have closed up after cleaning a lot of coralline algae off the sides of the aquarium.? <Could be an influence> All the other polyps are doing fine, so I don't think it's a water quality issue or conditions.? Anything I can do to get this last polyp to open up? Thanks, Greg <Likely is fine... I would do nothing extraordinary here... perhaps a bit of iodine/ide supplement to the water (for the western inertia)... Bob Fenner>

Re: Brain Coral Issue ??? 8/8/08 Hello Again, <Greg?> Just to update, the one polyp on the Lobophyllia diminuta did not survive.? This evening after returning home, the tissue of the one polyp was disintegrating.? No problem though, I just brushed it away in clean tank water and put it back in the tank.? All other 9 polyps on this piece appear to be doing fine.? I have no idea what would have caused the one polyp to go south, while the others did fine.? Anyway, I now have one clean and white skeleton next to the other polyps.? Any chance the one skeleton can be repopulated.? <Yes> Please say yes!!! <Ok> Thanks, Greg? <BobF?>

Cynarina question... hlth.   1/8/08 Dear Crew, <Trina> I have had the following Cynarina for about 8 months now. For the last 6 months or so, it has had this bubble that has gotten bigger over time. It got knocked over once or twice by some out of control crabs but that was months ago. Would the fall cause this "Tumor" and can anything be done to help it out? Thanks, Trina <I don't know what this is... but would try to excise it (with a sharp, single-blade instrument) outside the system. Bob Fenner>

Re: Cynarina question, hlth.   1/16/08 Thank you for your help. I did as you suggested and cut the excess tissue away. The Cynarina took the procedure remarkably well and expanded shortly after adding back to the tank. The tissue has appeared to heal, or at least be in the process, but it looks as if it is expanding again. Seems as if I am going to have to schedule the coral for biweekly surgeries!!!! Any other options? Trina <Mmm, daubing the area with Lugol's, other iodide/ate solution post trimming. Bob Fenner>

Become a Sponsor Features:
Daily FAQs FW Daily FAQs SW Pix of the Day FW Pix of the Day New On WWM
Helpful Links Hobbyist Forum Calendars Admin Index Cover Images
Featured Sponsors: