finger leater help
I have a finger leather in my tank that is getting a thin hole/cut in the center of it that I didn't notice before any ideas is it dieing? can I do anything is that normal?
I attached a picture please take a look
Are you sure its its mouth or a cut? What are you water parameters and what lights do you have? And are you supplimeneted elements for it.
Im not sure it is a mouth or a cut that is why I posted the picture.
I have 1 150W metal halide
I have 2 power compacts 32W
I have 2 super atinics
I am supplementing the tank with Coral vita, iodine, and coral accel
the water parameters
temp 89 deg always runs high
Nitrates 30 ppm
First need to get temp way down between 78-82. Thats to high for any coral. Its really hard to tell it could be a parasite is digging into it. I'll research more for you. I remember seeing it somewhere about that. Have to look it up again.
Is it supposed to "look" alive?
I ordered a chiller before xmas and i am still waiting for It. so I am going to get the temp down soon.
I would appreciate you researching it for me I have not been able to find anything on it.
What do you mean does it look alive?
is it dead?
My best guess without more pics and or without seeing it. It may be splitting. This was a recent move and many soft corals will split after a stresor. This helps guarantee the survival of the species. By splitting during a stressful event it helps boost the numbers if one dies. Anemones do it all the time. Leathers are very very easy to frag and trade. Just cut em with a razor. Now if any of hte pieces look like they are melting and have actual necrosis, cut the death away with a sharp razor and then dip the coral in a Lugol's solution to prevent infection. Basically an iodine dip. About 10 drops of iodine in a half gallon of tank water. Soak the coral for about 3-5 minutes and then return to the main tank.
Every where I have read I said its a parasite. Most comman a flatworm. But I am still researching with the pic you gave me. Its hard to tell when your not looking at it.
so what do I do for flat worms can I fix it?
can I get rid of them?
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