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Aug 2017

Acropora Eating Flat Worms (AEFW)

By: melev | Tags: aefw

"Uh-oh, I think I might have AEFW..."  I saw this statement several years ago. I wasn't too concerned, and thought it wasn't a big deal. Later, I discovered my favorite SPS coral was fading fast, the color literally leaving the coral more and more daily.

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Aug 2017

What does RTN look like?

By: melev | Tags: rtn, rapid tissue necrosis

Some ask "What is RTN?" It is an acronym for Rapid Tissue Necrosis, which means the tissue is dying fast. Ever heard of 'flesh eating disease' on shows like ER? It has to be cut off quickly before it gets into your entire body. Acropora suffer from RTN, and it just happens seemingly for no reason whatsoever.

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Aug 2017

Suncoral Care (Tubastrea sp.)

By: melev | Tags: tubastrea, suncoral

I'd seen pictures of Sun Corals in forum discussions many times, but always thought they were too picky to be a good coral to keep in my own aquariums. I'd heard how important it was that every single polyp was carefully fed food daily or at least every other day.