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Old 02-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Help Me With This Coral Please

This coral is the only one i have trouble with, I have a few SPS growing rapidly and everything else is growing. I dont know if Im not giving it the right amount of flow or maybe it needs food that im not giving it. Please let me know any information about caring for this coral. its Green and purple if that helps I.D. the coral

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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The mouth of the one is now closed so it's not always open
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That looks like a type if lps. It's normal for them to close their mouths. They ain't always be open like the one in the picture. My corals only open their mouths when they want to or are feeding.
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The mouth gaping like that is a sign of it being unhappy, not being hungry.
Low to moderate light and medium flow would be my suggestion.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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What should I feed the coral? I feed zoo and phyto plankton 2 times a week, one of them is a mix of things like oyster eggs and what not. It just hasn't grown at all I mean nothing for 2 months. Should I put it in the sand bed maybe?

I knew the mouth gaping was bad because IMO anytime you can see a corals skeleton it's bad news.
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I don't know what it is but it looks like u could feed it meaty foods like mysis shrimp. U probably don't have to feed at all but I always feed my corals. Does it extend sweepers
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Iv never seen sweepers come out of it.
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Just get it to it's sweet spot (the right flow and light for that specific coral) and leave it be. I don't think you should be trying to stuff mysis or anything at it right now. It's already pissed....the more you mess with it....the worse it'll be IMO.

The coral will get what it's needs from the light. When it makes the turn and starts to look happy....then and only them would you give feeding a shot.

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