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Old 07-09-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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Best thing to do for newly aquired bleached coral?

I got a softball sized brain coral at work for real cheap becasue it was mostly bleached. It's not 100% bleached so I"m noping it can recover. The center is blecahed worse than the edges and there doesn't appear to be any tissue damage. Should I do anything special for this coral? I"m assuming high flow and keep it out of bright light for a few days/weeks?
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Old 07-09-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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Re: Best thing to do for newly aquired bleached coral?

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Should I do anything special for this coral? I"m assuming high flow and keep it out of bright light for a few days/weeks?
You might want to target feed it about once a week to be sure it's getting some nutrition. Most if not all it's food production primarily comes from zooxanthellae so without that it will not fair well until it colors up some.

I would ease it into the brighter light as you've indicated but not high water flow. They prefer med-low flow, too much flow will cause tissue recession.

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Sounds good, thanks for the help as usual!

I thought maybe higher flow would be better to rid it of excess mucus but I guess after the initial transport to my tank it shouldn't slime much more, so the flow you recomended sounds good! I hope I can save this guys life
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Here is a pic, hope he pulls through!!
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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Definately bleaching but overall the coral does not look like it's in too bad a shape. Provided the water specs are good and it doesn't get too much direct MH lighting, it may very well recover.

Any sign of a feeding response at night?

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