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Old 11-03-2003, 10:40 PM   #11
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I'm sorry, from the pic, unless I'm not seeing what I think I'm seeing, there is a white film going all around the edge of the skeletong. Is this what you are referring to.

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I hope this works, take a kite string and hold it above a table and lower your hand to the table. Watch the string as it falls and watch the way the string wraps arounds on top of one another this what the substance looks like. As the coral opens up for the day some of the white stuff lostens up and drifts off but the majority still remains.
This would be an excellent way to describe mesenterial fillaments (acontia). Acontia is a defense mechenism of corals where their innards come out of the mouth and digest their prey from the outside in. This is not usually a problem, and I have no idea why it would continually do this.
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What size tank?
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[quote="reefrunner69"]I'm sorry, from the pic, unless I'm not seeing what I think I'm seeing, there is a white film going all around the edge of the skeletong. Is this what you are referring to.

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This would be an excellent way to describe mesenterial fillaments (acontia). Acontia is a defense mechenism of corals where their innards come out of the mouth and digest their prey from the outside in. This is not usually a problem, and I have no idea why it would continually do this.
when it does this does it kinda blow up like a balloon?
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when it does this does it kinda blow up like a balloon?
I suppose it could, I've never seen an elegance do this.
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You have nowhere near enough light for this coral or most of the others in your tank, especially on the bottom. I would double the light, at least.
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when it does this does it kinda blow up like a balloon?
I suppose it could, I've never seen an elegance do this.
it is odd It seems to fill itself full of water pushing itself out, it almost sounds like you said pushing it guts out.
sometimes it fills itself so full it looks like it might expode.
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elegance coral

thanks for your help. I thought I didn't have enough light, but again....
the pet store told me I did.

The funny thing is when I had the elegance closer to the light (closer to the top of the take).
It didn't seem like it liked it there so I moved it low to the bottom and there it did great untill a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 11-03-2003, 11:44 PM   #20
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Does your elegance look like this when it inflates.. From what it sounds like is the same route my took just weeks before it Died...

Elegance have been extremely hard to keep lately.. I would continually to watch it myself.. From what I have been reading is that most Elegance corals around are "Deep Water" specimens so your lighting just might be ok doubt it but... Also Elegance corals seem to like dirtier water... With your water changes i suspect that your water might be too clean... The polyps should be fully expanded during the entire day... And only look like this for 1-3days per month approx the same time every month.. Fromt he picture that you have provided I'd say your coral is on the downside of its demise..

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