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GPO Health Issue

Thales

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skywindsurfer;179203 said:
Thales; here are last weeks water chems, but I've done some work on the system since I expect them to go down. No other inverts are showing signs of stress or damage.
SG: 1.020
PH: 8.48
No3: 15
Po4: 3.4

1.020 is about 26 ppt which seems too low to me. NSW is 34-35. I would have to look into that at work, and I don't think its the cause of your issue, and there are reports of them at the lower salinity.

What units are you measuring PO4 in?
What is the Ammonia and the Nitrite?
 
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Ammonia and nitrite are 0 and I believe its in ppt, but I'm not sure. We have interns doing the tests, and I personally don't trust the results 100%. I'll have to get back to you with tank dimensions and anemone species.
 
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Do you have a separate tank where you could move the anemones or the GPO temporarily? I'm assuming you have antibiotics on hand just in case it happens to be something like an infection.

Can you culture the sores or the skin on its arms where suckers are going missing?
 
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We do have other cold water systems, but no holding systems large enough to keep it. We haven't tried to culture the sores so I don't know if it's possible. As for the antibiotics we do have something. I know the vet injected our last one with something, but it was already too late.
 
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And I'll have another video of the entire exhibit later today. It will be a bit dark, but it's hard for my camera to pick up all of the low lighting. You could see more if you were actually standing in front of the exhibit.
 

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