Funkies New Posts Button Todays Posts Private Messages Main Forum
Funkies New Posts Button Subscribed Threads

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Crypto

Thread: Affects of Nitrite and Ammonia on Corals

  1. #1
    jrob3rts's Avatar
    jrob3rts is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Whythenshawe, Manchester
    Posts
    16,033
    Thanks
    480
    Thanked 322 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Affects of Nitrite and Ammonia on Corals

    Hi,
    I know that Ammonia is a killer for fish, but what are the affects of Ammonia and Nitrite in corals, soft corals to be more specific?
    James

    James


    The Salty Box Competitions Here

    *** Selling Rules ***

    My ND Aquatics Tank - Here
    My Old 2ft Cube Tank - My Thread


  2. #2
    Crypto's Avatar
    Crypto is offline Clownfish
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    793
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Affects of Nitrite and Ammonia on Corals

    Hi James,

    I doubt toxicity with corals has been studied!

    But, I know from other studies relating to anemones that ammonia released from clownfish waste is important to their health. A reason why an anemone may not survive without a clownfish long term. I'm not sure this would be true of nitrite as I'm relatively sure it is not released directly from a fish.

    Ammonia is toxic in marine fish due to the gills and blood stream, as corals don't have these similar structures, its possible it would not suffer from high ammonia/nitrite.

    Remember nitrite isn't toxic to marine fish anyway.

    Hope that adaptation may stimulate some thinking.

    Aaron
    PaulM likes this.

  3. #3
    jrob3rts's Avatar
    jrob3rts is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Whythenshawe, Manchester
    Posts
    16,033
    Thanks
    480
    Thanked 322 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hi Aaron,
    Really appreciate your response here. Sadly though it seems like there isn't a "yes" or "no" answer. I did find your information regarding the Nem very informative though, and wonder if that explains the demise that some do seem to experience.
    James

    James


    The Salty Box Competitions Here

    *** Selling Rules ***

    My ND Aquatics Tank - Here
    My Old 2ft Cube Tank - My Thread


  4. #4
    PaulM's Avatar
    PaulM is offline New Member Forum Support
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Brough, East Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,625
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 221 Times in 218 Posts
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Affects of Nitrite and Ammonia on Corals

    Well I never knew that a nem needed ammonia from the clowns to help survive so that's something learnt today

    Crypto.
    My Salty Box

    2 x Clowns 2 x Bangai Cardinals
    Pistol Shrimp & Goby
    Lot's of sticks I don't know the names of

    Candy Cane, Pipe Organ, Acans, Duncans & GSP.
    .

  5. #5
    dbairduk's Avatar
    dbairduk is offline Hermit Crab
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ribble Valley
    Posts
    225
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Affects of Nitrite and Ammonia on Corals

    I have never heard about anemones and ammonia either. My tank crashed though and I had high nitrite readings. I lost half of my SPS. LPS started to die off, I don't keep softies... My fish showed signs of stress and disease but I didn't lose any.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •