Recommended Treatment Protocol for coral tissue necrosis or bleaching
Common Signs of Coral Infected with RTN Parasites and STN Parasites
- Discoloration – loss of normal coloration in part or the whole coral, including bleaching of tissue or darkening of the coral tissue or green/brown pigmented skeleton.
- Closed or Retracted Polyps – prolonged polyp retraction.
- Tissue Loss – brown jelly, STN, or RTN.
- Melting tissue – soft coral tissue melting
Recommended Protocol for Treatment of Infected Coral and Saltwater System.
- Remove infected coral from your system.
- Dip coral with Prime Coral STOP RTN
- Place dipped corals into quarantine tank.
- Use 50-100 micron filter socks on all drain on your main system and quarantine tank to capture free swimming parasites. Change filter socks before they overflow.
- Add powerheads to increase in-tank flow in main system and quarantine system.
- Completely remove dead coral skeleton.
- Use Prime Coral epoxy and super-glue gel to completely cover any skeleton that cannot be removed.
- Treat quarantine tank (without fish) with Prime Coral Prevent RTN PRO (professional strength) in-tank treatment following directions.
- Monitor health of corals closely
- Repeat Prime Coral STOP RTN coral dip every 2 days. Maximum of 4 treatments.
- Treat your main system with Prime Coral Prevent RTN
- Return coral to systems when signs of infection have resolved.
- Not all infected corals will survive treatment.
- Corals with advance infection may not survive treatment.
Treat early BEFORE significant tissue loss. The longer you wait the less coral saved.
Multiple treatments of both Prime Coral STOP RTN and Prime Coral Prevent RTN are necessary to cure infected corals and purify a saltwater system.
Prime Coral Prevent RTN only eliminates microscopic RTN parasites that are free swimming, within corals, and on infected corals. It is not effective against acropora eating flatworms, montipora eating nudibranchs, or black bugs.Prime Coral STOP RTN eliminates flatworms, acropora eating flatworms, montipora eating nudibranchs, black bugs, and other pests.