Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > Coral Forums > Soft Coral Keepers

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11/25/2007, 03:14 PM
zaf888 zaf888 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 89
Xenia Dying Pleas Help!!

this started to happen to one xenia and now has spread to every single one (of the the same species, the pom poms are doing great). anyone have any idea whats going on?? all my parameters are normal. was having a ph problem that now is fixed. i test iodine and it is good as well. an y ideas? has this happened to anyone else?





  #2  
Old 11/25/2007, 04:23 PM
zaf888 zaf888 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 89
just found something while inspcting everythign on the tank. i had an ehiem 2217 that was full of water but was not plugged in. i mustve changed the filter out and not plugged it back in a coupl eweeks ago. and this corresponds perfectly with the ph drop and the xenias and zoos melting. when i opened the unit up it smelled like rotten eggs. it ws horrible!! could this be the problem???? i cleane dit out put it back on and am doing a water change. anything else i can do??
  #3  
Old 11/26/2007, 01:17 AM
boxerzz boxerzz is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 187
looks like it is withering....from polyps then to stalks.
  #4  
Old 11/26/2007, 07:16 PM
LegendLand LegendLand is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 84
that actually looks like some kind of Cespitularia...hard to keep in reef tanks. ive never seen a brown striped one before, sorry not much help, as long as your pom-pom xenias are doing fine..xenias should live..but cespitularia is different.
  #5  
Old 11/26/2007, 10:00 PM
boxerzz boxerzz is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 187
try to raise pH, get rid of the smelling water and a small water change.
  #6  
Old 11/27/2007, 07:02 AM
dendro982 dendro982 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,877
You may run carbon for a week, changing it every 2 days, small portions. The one from Wal-Mart will work for emergency too.

More water change, wet skimming, and - if you have it - the diatom filter. Better to remove as much as possible of the rotten particles.

If xenia not just melts (closes and becomes blob-like), but will have a separate layer over, black powder-like or slime - gently siphon it out, the alive part should recover.

My experience is only with white xenia, sorry.
  #7  
Old 11/27/2007, 06:53 PM
zaf888 zaf888 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 89
thanks all ill give it a shot
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009