Coral Diseases and Syndromes
Reports of coral disease are increasing in the wild and have often been linked to changes in the climate, specifically rise in sea temperatures. In aquarium systems diseases are also a major cause of concern and often result in mortality. Small coral frags can often die overnight and there is not usually much chance of a remedy. However in cases with reef tanks containing larger colonies, diseases can take longer to take effect and many blog sites report attempts at curing these diseases, from fragmentation, quarantine, administration of antibiotics or commercial products aimed at specific diseases. Here we report the main diseases commonly associated with aquarium diseases and suggest potential causes and likely ways to manage or mitigate them.