weeping toadstool

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1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

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One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.

weeping toadstool

Postby BiffMalawi on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:26 am

7.5 gallon nano salt water
14lbs live rock
1 powerhead 240gph
Coral life mini light T5 6w daylight 6 w actinic 12hrs
Red Sea prizm skimmer

SG .025
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
nitrate 0
Ph 7.8
Phosphate 0

1 gallon WC twice a week.

1 4" toadstool
1 4" xenia
1 sun coral
1 group of little polyps
i kenya tree

4 blue leg hermits
1 yellow tail blue damsel 1/2"
1 sebae clown 1"

cycled with cured live rock August 24

feeding flakes, zooplankton, frozen cyclopeze

Changed to stonger powerhead 2 days ago

My toadstoll is bent over at the base of the stalk. It has doubled in size since getting it about 4 weeks ago. Started leaning abit 2 weeks ago. now completly bent over resting on sand and rock tentacles out colour still pinky but now with some yellow.

Obviously something wrong any thoughts

Thanks Biff
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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby xrayjeeper83 on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:28 am

Im far from an expert but I know some type of corals will shed there skin, and while doing so will look almost dead. But come back even bigger and more beautiful
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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:15 pm

Yep, toadstools look like they're on death's door, then shed & look better than ever! Takes about a week in total.
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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby BiffMalawi on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:19 am

Thanks guys. It does seem to be perking up. It never really stands up straight anymore It always seems to be at a 90' angle at the base then turns it head up in the light. At night it is literally laying over on the sand. I have one 240g/hr powerhead in there not pointing directly but it is a small tank could this be a problem.
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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:40 pm

They grow pretty HUGE. When I was diving in the Philippines, there were some bigger than a diving room table.
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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby IVY on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:05 am

When I was diving in the Philippines, there were some bigger than a diving room table.

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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:09 am

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Re: weeping toadstool

Postby J-P on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:10 am

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