Frogspawn losing heads.....

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by meowzer, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator

    I have a massive frogspawn in my 29G tank and it suddenly has started to lose heads.....they have actually floated off

    What would/could cause this......I have not tested water....I'll have to do that tomorrow afternoon.....and I think I will get a w/c ready also

    BUT just curious if their is a "common" reason that this could happen
  2. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    Are the whole heads falling off or is it just some of the tissue?
  3. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator

    The whole thing is floating off
  4. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    Polyp Bailout. I'd check the water. I've read it could be anything from a stress response to a reproduction method.
  5. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator

    Yeah...gonna make up a batch for a w/c and test tomorrow afternoon......
  6. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    You might be able to save the heads and start new corals.
  7. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator

    Yeah....I kinda stuck them in areas......I may look at that a little more tomorrow ;)
  8. slice

    slice Active Member

    I kinda remember reading somewhere that another way of procreation is dropping heads. What is the health of the mother and the (potential) babies?

    BTW, ask Joe about his newly acquired fetish for nail polish...
  9. meowzer

    meowzer Moderator

    I didn't get to do the w/c today....I will do it tomorrow.....this bunch was looking great until a few days ago.....then I noticed a floater....and then some empty stalks...and more floaters

    The floaters looked OK......Will know more tomorrow I guess

    nail polish?????
  10. carol mcdermott

    carol mcdermott New Member

    That happened to me. I had bought a red sea max with all the livestock from a guy and moved every thing. It was all great for months then the heads started to drop off till they were all off so I removed the branches and it was so fragile it broke apart. I think it was because the guy never did water changes or ad calcium etc to the water. Things that make large skeletons need plenty of nutrients. I add those between water changes. Some of the heads did make new frags though.hope that helps

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