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Old 04-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Elegance coral

Hey so i picked up this amazing looking Australian elegance the other day and as i look at it now it deems very healthy except for one part.....the coral looks like a S shaped body and at the end of one the skeleton is starting to show, it also seems like its not opening at that end, i think it will make it b/c my system is very healthy, im also going to do a 10 gallon WC today to help it out. Ideas? Expierence?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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Any pictures?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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I agree with you. Maybe just give it a bit more time to fully open since its relatively new.
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As i look at it closer the skeleton is showing, as well as the mucus on the tentacles as ive seem
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #6
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i've never kept an elegance coral but from what i read they are not easy to keep and require low flow, if the flow is to high you can pull their flesh off the skeleton. try and move it to a low flow area of the tank, blocked off by some rocks
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Sorry to say that doesn't look good. Usually once to start to go, it's only a matter of time. Low-No flow might help & spot feed it some enriched brine/mysis and you may have a chance. Normally spot feeding isn't required, haven't fed mine in a year, but it may help boost it back to health.
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I can't tell by looking, is the bare looking skeleton bleached & dead looking or just really retracted? If its the latter, you should have better odds.
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Once it's healthy it can handle more (low to moderate) flow as long as its turbulent & not direct.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #10
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At the end it looks dead, though today one of the parts that was really closed up on the end filled up even though it doesn't have ling tentacles, about halfway from that retracted side actually puffed up, I'm thinking this may be a food sign, and the other part looks very healthy IMO, ill update tomorrow.
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