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Old 10-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Ricordea mucus???

I just recently purchased (about 3 weeks ago) an orange ricordea and as of yesterday and this morning it is shriveled a little and covered in mucus. The color still looks great. There are some zoanthus nearby but not close enough to touch. Any thoughts? Is it dying or gathering food?
Ph 8.2
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10-15
Calcium 480
Alkalinity 8
Phosphates 0
Temp 80
Tank has been running for 3 years or more.
I'll try to get a photo this afternoon.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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Oh yeah and salinity is 1.026
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to one of mine but I think my anemone got at it . It did loose color but has since recovered .
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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Hopefully mine will recover too.. just checked on it and there isn't any mucus anymore but it is still really shriveled up.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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They do this when there is a sudden change, it isn't feeding. Might be a burn from another coral or a tank fluctuation, usually they do the burning as they are fairly aggressive.
Might recover, but if more start doing the same thing, you need to look deeper into it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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It's the only ricordea I have right now. I did just do a large water change. That was probably it. Not used to my other corals acting that way with water change!!! Just got a little worried since it was new.

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #7
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I have a tank (125) that is overrun over by them, and due to the same problem with my nems, the nems touch the ricordia but they do not shrivel up. Mine are also in high lighting, they spread like weeds.
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Awesome so they don't take long to spread out? I love the bright orange and would love for them to grow like a weed!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #9
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I would give them away if someone close wanted some, mine did nothing for years now they are weeds
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I would give them away if someone close wanted some, mine did nothing for years now they are weeds
Well where are you? Im sure someone could would happily take them off your hands.
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