This is my first coral fragment. I put it in my tank three days ago. Today I noticed that it looks like several of the tentacle tips have fallen off. Could this be caused by too much water flow? I had been playing around with the power heads to try and get the flow just right for the coral, but I still thought that it was too much. The coral wasn't whipping around like it was in a hurricane or anything, but yesterday afternoon I found the coral on the sand - I had assumed it was blown off the rock. But, I think I finally have the flow close to perfect where the coral is just gently swaying. I haven't gotten my ca
test kits yet so I don't know what those parameters are at. But, when I tested all of the other yesterday, the pH was a little low. So, today I did a 10% water change. The new readings are as follows:
Temp: 81.0 F
I currently only have one fish in the tank - a Regal Tang. She doesn't go near the coral, so I don't think that she is nipping at it. Is it possible for some of the tentacles, maybe the tips, to be blown off like that?? Any other ideas?
I am attaching pictures of the frogspawn from today and yesterday (before missing tentacles). The coral is in a different position due to being blown off yesterday. But if you take the second picture and imagine the coral rotated about 45 degrees clockwise, then that will be what it looks like in picture one. It might be hard to see where the missing tentacles are in picture one, but you can kind of make out the area to the left that is partly exposed due to lack of tentacles.