• Welcome back Guest!

    MARSH is a private reefing group. Comments and suggestions are encouraged, but please keep them positive and constructive. Negative threads, posts, or attacks will be removed from view and reviewed by the staff. Continually disruptive, argumentative, or flagrant rule breakers may be suspended or banned.

Hammer help. (1 Viewer)

AAFJR2

Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2010
Messages
69
Reaction score
14
Location
Southwest(alief)
Wall Hammer started off great and slowly started deteriorating. Dipped in revive. Dipped in lugols concentrated iodine. Helped maintain it at half the hammer. I also have seachem iodine. Should I dip in that? All other corals in tank doing great. ab4e947d31ce931ae0a68c8bdb5e3fff.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Last edited:

Erin

Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2016
Messages
958
Reaction score
638
Location
Spring, Texas
Wall euphyllia are really hard to keep alive... sorry it’s not doing well.
 
OP
A

AAFJR2

Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2010
Messages
69
Reaction score
14
Location
Southwest(alief)
Wall euphyllia are really hard to keep alive... sorry it’s not doing well.

So I’ve been told. I had great success at one before the freeze. So decided to try it again. But not so hot


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Cody

Vice President
Staff member
Moderator
Content Moderator
Board Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
6,121
Reaction score
3,444
Location
Spring, TX
Iodine dips are what are helping right now. The culprit is more than likely a Vibrio bacteria that has taken advantage of a weakened “immune system” on this coral. There are plenty of articles highlighting the roll of Vibrio bacteria in coral tissue loss. I’ll link one below.

Iodine is an anti-septic, which is good in the fight against this bacteria.

 
OP
A

AAFJR2

Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2010
Messages
69
Reaction score
14
Location
Southwest(alief)
Iodine dips are what are helping right now. The culprit is more than likely a Vibrio bacteria that has taken advantage of a weakened “immune system” on this coral. There are plenty of articles highlighting the roll of Vibrio bacteria in coral tissue loss. I’ll link one below.

Iodine is an anti-septic, which is good in the fight against this bacteria.


Thank youuuuu. Will redip!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Cody

Vice President
Staff member
Moderator
Content Moderator
Board Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
6,121
Reaction score
3,444
Location
Spring, TX
Thank youuuuu. Will redip!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
No problem. Keep in mind, iodine dips aren’t a silver bullet. Same with any creature and medicine, it helps, but it’s rarely 100%, and this is no exception. I’ve lost 30-40 heads of lps in a few month sitting and couldn’t win the war. Eventually, the corals were just able to overcome the bacteria, and that’s just the way it is sometimes.
 
OP
A

AAFJR2

Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2010
Messages
69
Reaction score
14
Location
Southwest(alief)
No problem. Keep in mind, iodine dips aren’t a silver bullet. Same with any creature and medicine, it helps, but it’s rarely 100%, and this is no exception. I’ve lost 30-40 heads of lps in a few month sitting and couldn’t win the war. Eventually, the corals were just able to overcome the bacteria, and that’s just the way it is sometimes.

Yeah I hear that. I just really hope it doesn’t spread to rest of tank. Hoping for the best!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
OP
A

AAFJR2

Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2010
Messages
69
Reaction score
14
Location
Southwest(alief)
So cut off the dying part. Dipped in iodine and man it’s happy now! Photo coming soon!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

webster1234

Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2012
Messages
1,399
Reaction score
653
Location
Pearland
That is what I dislike about any wall euphyllia. If you get any kind of infection, unless you cut the coral in half with a band saw, the whole thing is likely a goner. Stopping the spread of the bacteria might help in the short term but that dead portion will not rejuvenate and needs to be cut off (in my experience). I've never been able to save a dying wall euphyllia however have saved many branching ones by cutting off the dying head(s). I'm sure someone has pulled it off, but I haven't.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top