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Old 01-12-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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Coral not liking the light?

I have a coral that I'm not sure what it is, think its some type of polyup.

When the light are out or when they 1st turn on it looks really nice but once the lights are on for a couple of hours it looks not so good.

Any advice appreciated. Currently its on the bottom in direct light.
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It looks sort of like a goniopora. Not sure though. If it is a goniopora it probably needs stronger light. (looks bleached) Maybe someone else will know for sure what it is.
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Looks like a gonipora. It is a LPS coral and has a very dismal survival rate in the home aquarium. It already looks like it has started to nacrous from the bottom up. This is very common with this type of coral. Can you tell us what how long you have had it, how old the tank is, the water parameters and the type of lighting you currently have?
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Yeah I had one they are a very beautiful coral. I know a couple people who have housed them with no success. I had mine for about a year but a Clown was hosting in it and from where it was swimming through it came down with brown jelly. Ive seen blue, green, and red but never seen a white one. What type of lighting do you have? How many watts? Whats your water temp? Good luck with this coral as I didnt.
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I'm thinking the same thing.
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I have 2 HQI Metal Halides and SunPaq Dual Actinics. Current outer orbit hood.

temp is around 78. Water levels are good. Everything else in the tank is thriving.

When the lights are out its all opened up and looks great but once the lights are on it closes up. Toward the end of the light cycle it starts to open up.

I'm starting to think its the fish swimming by it makes it go back into its holes.

If its high light there are plenty pf places to move it, but when I had it higher it was always closed.
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goniopora

I did a search on goniopora and this sure looks like it.
Did not find one white one, but most everything I read says that they don't do real well in the home aquarium.

LFS should warn people before selling corals that are difficult to keep.

I'm going to put it up higher in a better flow area and hope for the best.

Thanks for the help.
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I'm going to put it up higher in a better flow area and hope for the best.
A better flow area mabye (not too strong) but I would not place it higher. More light will not help a bleached animal, it will often just make it worse. What is does need is food. Without the zooxanthellae in it's tissues it lack the necessary nutrition for it's basic needs. Have a read on this article to see if it gives you some insight.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2005/10/aafeature2/view

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