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Old 06-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #11
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I have been doing weekly 5 g water changes
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #12
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Here are more pics . I am sad to say it looks like he is on his way out. Unless this is what they do? Is their anything I can do to save it? Put it in a tank with no rock or sand with a sponge filter? Feed it? Any I ideas ?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #13
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #14
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I didn't realize so much of the skeleton was showing, I thought it was white in areas in color. Yeah it is definitely dying, don't think there's much you can do. Sorry
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I didn't realize so much of the skeleton was showing, I thought it was white in areas in color. Yeah it is definitely dying, don't think there's much you can do. Sorry
Thanks for all the advice. This is a bummer. Should I leave him in the tank and let him go out. Or put him in a tank alone ?
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:09 PM   #16
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No problem, wish some of it would have helped... I've lost one of these myself, in the past, so I know how you feel.
You can leave it where it is, it won't cause much contamination. It will just recede into the skeleton.
Mine just became another piece of live rock after awhile.
Sorry for the loss...
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #17
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No problem, wish some of it would have helped... I've lost one of these myself, in the past, so I know how you feel.
You can leave it where it is, it won't cause much contamination. It will just recede into the skeleton.
Mine just became another piece of live rock after awhile.
Sorry for the loss...
Operation save the brain has begun!

Thanks this is the first coral I've had die on me. But maybe he ll come back. I'm thinking my peppermint shrimp got to him.

What part of FL are you in. I'm in the Tampa/ Brandon area.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #18
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Or maybe it was the skunk shrimp look how they want in
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #19
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Operation save the brain has begun!

Thanks this is the first coral I've had die on me. But maybe he ll come back. I'm thinking my peppermint shrimp got to him.

What part of FL are you in. I'm in the Tampa/ Brandon area.
I'm in Northport, just south of Venice. Cool, didn't know you were that close!
I think the shrimp are just smelling some decay, and want an easy meal. I don't believe they could have killed it. Typically they will pick stuff off corals, not pick at the coral directly.
Only thing I can think of would be high nitrates or not enough light. What is your nitrate reading, and what lights do you have? Also how deep is the tank?
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How often were you feeding it? I feed mine a chunk of silverside 2x a week. Do you have enough light to support LPS on the sandbed? IMO, that container is just blocking light and reducing flow.
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