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Old 08-18-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Killer coral

So I came gone from work today and could not find one of my newest additions my new foxface, so I fed and came back to check on him and found him inside my one of my larger corals. I didn't know what to do and I knew he was gone so I figured if I tried to pull him out it do more damage to the coral.

My question is do I need to watch for any spikes or changes in the tank?

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Nitrate 0 ppm
Phosphate 0 ppm
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My foxface was 2"
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:59 AM   #2
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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Is that a hammer coral? And you're saying it killed your fox face? I've never heard of a hammer being that aggressive.... You said your fox face was new.... Maybe he passed from something else and ended up floating into it.
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That is a bubble coral. And no way it took down a healthy fish.
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So I came gone from work today and could not find one of my newest additions my new foxface, so I fed and came back to check on him and found him inside my one of my larger corals. I didn't know what to do and I knew he was gone so I figured if I tried to pull him out it do more damage to the coral.

My question is do I need to watch for any spikes or changes in the tank?

Params as of now:
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
Phosphate 0 ppm
PH 8.1
SG 1.025

My foxface was 2"
Wow, thats sad

But yes, I would certainly keep an eye out for nutrient spikes. The entire fish is in the tank putting out nutrients whether it is being consumed by a coral or left to decay in the tank. Basically, what goes in must come out.
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That is a bubble coral. And no way it took down a healthy fish.
Yes it is a bubble coral and yes " it took down a healthy fish"

My foxface has been hanging out under the coral and I was afraid this might happen...
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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Now my two clowns are acting like they might want to host with the coral... They won't leave it's side
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I have had a bubble coral for 15 yrs now and my clowns have always hosted it. I can pretty well guarantee you that the bubble coral did not kill it. It might have died and floated to it but bubble corals do not have the ability to kill fish. Those sweeper tentacles will harm corals but not a healthy fish.
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A healthy fish can never be killed be a coral
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A healthy fish can never be killed be a coral
Yes they can, it matters on the coral type though
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