Something's killing it, AEFW?

Discussion in 'Coral' started by kinetic, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

  2. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Do a light dip in Revive Coral Cleaner or Povidone.

    You'll see if any AEFW fall off into the dip.
  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    sounds like a good plan. Does the tissue breaks in the picture have any definite signs of it? or is it too hard to tell?
  4. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    That looks like an ORA frag plug.
  5. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    It's hard to tell, there should be distinctive round bite marks, but as Norman said, a dip will let you know...
  6. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Yeah came from ORA, I don't remember what it is though =P We'll wait and see what it colors up to be, or I'll make something up HAH.
  7. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Thanks for the feedback. I didn't notice any weird round bite marks, though there were strange tissue problems in various areas rather than from the base or tips etc.

    After I finish my coffee I'll go dip. Working from home today, weee =)
  8. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    OK, 500mL of tank water, 0.8mL of providone (the 10% one that I picked up at the last meeting).

    I basted it lightly initially, nothing yet. saw a small white pod though, looks like a harmless one. I'll wait 20 minutes and baste again.
  9. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Can you get a macro shot of the base?
  10. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    He might not have a camera...

  11. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    That's actually correct. When I talked to him, his was being repaired.
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Correct at that time but he has his camera back now according to his post here:

    Yes, I'm an Art stalker :lol:
  13. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    wow =) I don't even need to reply. Nice work.

    Just got the camera back last night, it works! Wohoo!

    Anyway, I will go take a picture tonight of the base. Should I bring it out of the water? It's starting to STN at the base a bit, so not sure if that'll show much. Anyway, I'll take a bunch of macros of it.

    After the dip, I didn't see anything weird come off of it. I basted it a few times too. It's hard to see though, because the dip is yellow, and the AEFW are orange-ish right? If anything no big ones.

    Well, I'll take a pic, brb.
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Art I'm leaving for the weekend so you'll have to answer them till I get back :lol:

    I find a minute or so out of water allows the acro flesh to expel some water and show the AEFW more :)

    FWIW I dried out a colony that was infested and they now look like scabs on it :) Did the same when I had red bugs, they still look like red bugs :lol:
  15. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Leave it alone and post a pic! It doesn't look like AEFW.
  16. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I'm doomed!

    Anyway, here's a shot of the base and part of the body that's dying. Sorry for the crap shots, handheld at super high ISO (2200 ISO to be exact) doesn't yield the best macro closeups. I was kind of far from the coral, and it was still in the water, so I couldn't get good 1:1. This is kind of a cropped look of the base:

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    Here is the part of the branch that's jacked up:

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  17. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    now that I look at it, there's about a trillion tiny circles... AEFW? am I totally F'd?
  18. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Those look like the skeleton structure, bite marks are generally bigger. If one came off during the dip you'd know it, they are rather large compared to other pests.
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    what he^^ said

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