20 years ago i bought 2 mushroom corals (pest). They seem to always take over,
wage war on other corals. I am subject to remove rocks and having to brush the
rocks clean with a wire brush. I have tried Aiptasia killers with
no success. Do you have any suggestions of how to get rid these mushrooms?????
Or should on just not keep them?
<Mmm; I'd isolate the "Shroom" rocks onto their own area (bommies, wall?) and
start all else on new rock separated by substrate... Maybe you can sell/trade
some of your Mushroom rock/s for new LR. Bob Fenner>
Chemical warfare? 7/3/16
Good afternoon all and thank you for your time. I have a 7 year old 60
gallon saltwater tank. I have a skimmer, live rock, a goby, a clown
fish, a cleaner shrimp, some snails, many purple mushrooms. I added a
Kenya tree coral about 4 months ago. He was happy for 2 months and is
now mostly slumped over. Is this due to chemical warfare?
I used to have many, many corals, gsp, Duncan, hammer, Zoas,
they flourished and then they all gradually died off over the
years. So I've just had the mushrooms for a while now and they
have taken over half of the tank.
The Kenya is on the other side.
I added a coral beauty a week ago, acclimated him over an hour. On day 3
he developed a cloudy eye. Could this be related to the coral issue?
<Yes... and a few things/actions you might consider to keep your
system more "balanced" in favor of all macro-life there. Regular/weekly
water changes, the periodic use of carbon (am a fan of Chemi-Pure...
switching out an older unit every month... leaving two in place. You
might want to read Re ORP/RedOx, get involved in measuring such as an
indicator of your system's viability... Oh, and DO read re how to go
about acclimating any NEW Cnidarians... HERE:
Thank you for any insights,
<And I'd thin the herd re the Corallimorpharians here...
trade them in. Bob Fenner>