Is my coral dead?

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Is my coral dead?

Postby Kingfisher on 09 May 2011 12:18

I'm just wondering if my Daisy Polyp Coral is dead. It was severely damaged by my break-out of cyano and the base of it still is covered with cyano (despite the rest of my tank being nearly clear of it). It's been well over a month since the polyps fully opened. Over the past 2 weeks when I got control back I've seen what looks like new polyp growth. A week ago I saw some half opening of one or two of the polyps, but no opening since then.

Do I call their death and remove them from the tank or let them go for a bit longer (if so how long?)?
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Re: Is my coral dead?

Postby Birdie on 09 May 2011 14:38

Before I tried to frag them they were in the exact same state and never seemed to recover afterwards.All the water parameters were fine then. I only have a small frag left of them which seems to be ok at the moment but has tiny polyps compared to what it had before.
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Re: Is my coral dead?

Postby Kingfisher on 09 May 2011 16:19

Thanks for the comment. I've got some of those small ones too. Do I treat it like a tree and cut back the deader looking polyps and leave them? Was the small frag always separate or did you prune?
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Re: Is my coral dead?

Postby Birdie on 10 May 2011 11:57

I seperated d base because they grow like a colony and the small fragg is all that survived but has come on a bit now. To be honest im not sure how you can treat them because polyps are very delicate when it comes to bad stuff like cyano.
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Re: Is my coral dead?

Postby Kingfisher on 10 May 2011 13:47

Thanks. Think I'll remove them. They are probably becoming a host for the last of the cyano and I don't need to fight that battle again.
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