I recently purchased a coral from a LFS
.. the comments from an earlier post are as follows;
"Loks like a lobophyllia brain coral", I see some tissue recession on the front right lobe. This coral will prefer a softer substrate than the LR, like your sand bed, it will prefer med to high light and low to med flow. It should except chunks of meaty foods like chopped shrimp, krill and silversides as well as blender mush .
The key to getting the tissue recession under control is going to be proper placement, good water parameters and feeding.
I have followed the advise to the tee. placed it on the substrate in med flow facing the light. My water parameters are PH
8.4, ammoina 0, NitrIte 0, NitrAte 0, SG
1.023. My lighting is 96 Watts Actnic,
96 Watts 10,000k, 60 Watts normal florescent. My tank is a 58 gallon reef ready oceanic set up approximately 4 months old. My water flow is 500 GPH
sump moving water at the surface for air exchange, and a 325 GPH
powerhead for cross circulation approximately half way down in the tank angled from corner to corner. I feed 2-3 times a week with a syringe a strong invert food, or blende mush constiting of clams, scallops and shrimp. It eats what is not taken away by the current. But tissue recession has gotten much worse. I will show you the pictures that I have and you will have to imagine the tissue recession working its way to the middile of the coral.
Any Ideas.... On how I can keep this thing alive.. It acts like it wants to DIE
Is it suicidal?[/quote]