Donate to the running of ReefBase

We don't display ads, and we don't charge suppliers. This allows free, unbiased speech and opinion. Any donation of any amount really helps with the running costs.

Donate £1.00 Donate £2.50 Donate £5.00 Donate £10.00 Donate £20.00 Donate another value

One head out of 3 frogspawn coral not opening

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 1228 views

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
One of the heads on my frog spawn hasn't opened for a couple of day, looks like something is irritating it. Could it be flatworms? Parameters all in check.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Carol

  • Posts: 3,836
  • Liked: 982
  • Thanks Given: 412
  • Received: 566
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Reply #1

It would be the logical thing to assume,have you added anything new that might have bought in say a tritonia slug?. No brown stringy stuff?
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #2

Not that I can see Carol. Ive ordered some of that salifert flatworms exit.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,543
  • Liked: 1427
  • Thanks Given: 1468
  • Received: 851
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #3

Do you have Flatworms then ?

Shain Hunton

  • Shain
  • Posts: 205
  • Liked: 63
  • Thanks Given: 10
  • Received: 45
  • Location: Norwich

Reply #4

I added some different wavemaker pumps into my tank last week and some of my hammer decided it didn't like the flow. Closed for a few days but when I moved the flow they came out again. Could you have moved flow so it is too direct.

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #5

Don't know if I have them to be honest,  more of a precautionary step. No I don't think it's the flow as I haven't moved or changed the wave maker or the flow.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,543
  • Liked: 1427
  • Thanks Given: 1468
  • Received: 851
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #6

I would not go just plonking Flatworm exit it for no reason.

Flatworms are fairly easy to spot :)

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #7

Oh I thought it was reef safe?
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #8

Apparently it can kill other things aswell :( will have another look before I decide to use it.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,543
  • Liked: 1427
  • Thanks Given: 1468
  • Received: 851
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #9

It is reef safe 100% I've used it in the past but you have to be careful when using it as it takes its toll on the system so only use when needed

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #10

OK cheers. I will keep an eye on it.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

HK_Fuey

  • Graeme
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 5,997
  • Liked: 1699
  • Thanks Given: 466
  • Received: 1401
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/graeme's-6x2x2-840l/

Reply #11

Could it have taken a knock?  Shrimps picking at it if it tried to swallow a chunk of food.  Could be loads of things.  I'd wait a few days. or take it out and dip it and see if anything comes off.  You don't need to treat the whole tank just yet.

Steve's Marines

  • Posts: 1,841
  • Liked: 447
  • Thanks Given: 76
  • Received: 274
  • Steve
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

Reply #12

Yeah I hear what you're saying mate, it's a tiny bit more inflated today. It could of had a knock, the only shrimp I have is a boxer shrimp. I'm just feeding my reef addiction as I type this adding a digitata and another torch coral.  :grin: this reefing business is soooo addictive!
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

Thanks:


Tags:


Related Topics

6 Replies
1095 Views
Last post Apr 26, 2014 9:05:47 pm
by Steveanem
9 Replies
2169 Views
Last post Jan 20, 2016 7:41:15 am
by Jessica
16 Replies
4209 Views
Last post Apr 26, 2016 9:56:13 am
by Gavin87
12 Replies
1133 Views
Last post Sep 16, 2016 10:45:03 am
by Carol
0 Replies
178 Views
Last post Jun 25, 2018 8:00:42 am
by Paddone