So AEFW... what are the symptoms.

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by sfsuphysics, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Can I please NOT be the one to tell you this!!!
     
  2. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    ok ok i get it i have them. time for a dip or twenty >:(
     
  3. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    sorry...
     
  4. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Chris - it's not a total loss.

    Literally frag off the good pieces (not the kinda good pieces the good pieces), chuck the affected ones as well as the bases (I know it's hard).

    Dip the pieces in the povidone solution as linked by Rich's link and follow the directions.

    If you want to be bold you can try a fluke tab solution. Post here or you can start a thread if you want further instructions if interested. Fluke tabs can be really scary - freakin nitro glycerin tablets if you will, because it can do a ton of unnecessary damage if you aren't careful.
     
  5. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=LordHelmet link=topic=2346.msg23972#msg23972 date=1188945437]
    rich not yet. probably friday.

    is this what to look for. notice the white marks.
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    That doesn't look like them to me. That looks more like bleaching. AEFW, IME, start fromthe bottom and not from the tips.
     
  6. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    But it looks splotchy
     
  7. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    Rich, look at the bottom of the middle branch, at the very bottom of the picture...
     
  8. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Still, by all accounts they start from the base and work up. If that were my coral, I would snap it off as close to the base as possible and dip the whole thing to see if any FW's come off the piece and know for sure - its hard to diagnose via pics. :D
     
  9. bookfish

    bookfish Guest

    I agree, difficult ID by pic. Do you have a picture of the base of this coral?
     
  10. Elite

    Elite Guest

    What is this??
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  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Dunno but your Hippo tang doesn't look so hot in that pic.
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    [quote author=Thales link=topic=2346.msg23989#msg23989 date=1188951572]
    Still, by all accounts they start from the base and work up. If that were my coral, I would snap it off as close to the base as possible and dip the whole thing to see if any FW's come off the piece and know for sure - its hard to diagnose via pics. :D
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    Yup :D I agree!
     
  13. Thales

    Thales Past President

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=2346.msg24013#msg24013 date=1188970886]
    What is this??
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    Looks like one of the coralites that hasn't bleached.
     
  14. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    i know my hippo is ugly. it has g0one through a lot and over the last few months it's right side has gotten weird. to bad it eats like a horse and is healthy as an ox.

    i should point out that the pic isn't to great about the colors. the tips are all a soft blue with no bleaching. but there are several brown areas that have the bleached marks. i will post another pic to give you an idea.
     
  15. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    It looks like a blue tipped stag (quite nice btw).

    That weird mottling looks suspicious though.
     
  16. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    ok a few more pics just so everyone can see.

    the colony. i got it from matt as a 3" frag about 2 1/2 years ago.
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    here is a close up of some of the bleached parts.
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    since it doesn't have a base anymore. (broke off in the move) here is part of the lower section.
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    like i said it doesn't have a base but what was encrusted on the rock of the base has no marks and is starting to grow.

    just wanted to show you all.
     
  17. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Sorry buddy, it doesn't look good.

    Break off a suspect piece and dip in the povidone solution
     
  18. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

  19. Thales

    Thales Past President

    I've still never seen them just on the branches, but we could discuss this to death - the only way to know is to check.
     
  20. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    C'mon Chris don't keep us all in suspense...

    We are all keeping our fingers crossed that it's not the dreaded bug.
     

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