Is my Monti dying

Discussion in 'Coral' started by daddio, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I have a Green Spongode Monti from @Wlachnit and it pulled in its polyps a couple days ago. It still has color just no polyps. Is it dying? The rest of the tank is doing great. image.jpeg image.jpeg
  2. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    no, it just has no polyp extention. it would turn white if it was dying
  3. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    It's fine...just a bit pissed off. It's pretty hard to kill.

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  4. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    What pisses of a spongode?
  5. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    i would say not, still looks ok
  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    If it's dry looking with a rough skin it's not happy and it's dying.

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  7. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Looks like it's sitting in the dark. Parameter change? Get it some more light/flow and see how it responds. As mentioned, should be nearly bulletproof.
  8. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    No change in parameters. Maybe the Flameback Angel was chasing pods on it? I just ordered a couple of wave makers and an LED strip for that side of the tank. It could use a little more light/flow.
  9. angel might be nipping at it..
  10. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Maybe. Another day with no polyps.
  11. they are super smart, they are good at not getting caught red handed.. they know that it's wrong so they don't do it when they know you are watching.. that's the thing about saltwater fish, they are smart like Jurassic Park Velociraptors.
  12. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I dont think mine is smart. But he is always amped up on something darting left and darting right. I think he may have a cocaine habit:eek:
  13. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    The polyps are still hiding for the most part. Maybe 1/2 of them are out when it is dark at 6am when I add pods and phyto. Hasn't lost any color though.
  14. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Time for a change in scenery. Polyps are still hiding (been about 3 weeks) figured it was time to move it into Peter's 29 gallon. Put it right up top under the lights. We'll see.

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