Cobwebs on my coral? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 12-25-2007, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Cobwebs on my coral?

Hello, Can anyone help with this?, I have noticed something is creating webs over my corals, translucent film type covering my leather corals and preventing them from opening. I was told it could be a worm, but which type and any ideas on how I can stop these pesky fellas?. Many thanks in advance for your help. :D
ScubbaDuppa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 12-25-2007, 11:06 PM
New Member
 
It may be shedding it's mucus layer. Some (maybe all) corals have a Lucas that helps protect them. It maybe just be shedding some dirty mucus. A picture would help. You might be able to gentle remove it or let it disappear naturally. Has it happened before? I don't have any experience with this. So wait until a senior member adds their input.

Best of luck
Josh72836G is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-26-2007, 06:48 AM
Member
 
SKAustin's Avatar
 
This is very common with the Toadstool leathers. Thed shed these layers every few weeks. Generally, this condition is preceded by a day or two where the polyps remain retracted, and the coral develops a waxy appearance. If the coral is having difficulties shedding this layer, it may be an a location of inadequate flow. Try relocating the coral to a higher flow area, increasing the flow to it's existing location, or using a spot feeder (or a NEW turkey baster) to aid the lil feller in shedding the layer.

This is a common occurrence, and generally is indicative of growth. A healthy Toadstool leather kept in proper conditions should shed this layer every few weeks.

Take pride in what you do, for it is a reflection of who you are.


The Haunting Grounds - SKAustin's Reef Diary - Part 2 (the 75g upgrade)
SKAustin is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 12-27-2007, 09:38 AM
I agree with SK 100% that it sounds like to little flow. On the off chance, you could have a vermatid worm species living near the leather. At night they will eject this web and then each night they will pull it back in basically eating whatever is stuck to it.
caferacermike is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-27-2007, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Ah, This sounds reassuring and it does seem to occur on a weekly/fortnightly sequence. The only other thing though is that it seems to be over some rocks now too, but perhaps that could be the mucus layer floating around . Thankyou so much for your help, it's great to know their are people out there who know all these fishy facts :D . Now I know it's a natural process I can attempt to follow one of the interesting fragging posts on here, wish me luck! :o
ScubbaDuppa is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to add coral? Bartman Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 04-06-2009 06:27 AM
My first lps coral dallops_of_polyps Coral and Reef Creatures 12 12-05-2008 08:17 PM
coral sillyzoedog Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 5 07-17-2008 01:08 PM
Coral ID help please?? rennaux Coral and Reef Creatures 5 03-03-2008 08:14 PM
coral choppermech1977 Coral and Reef Creatures 1 06-25-2007 08:21 PM

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome