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Old 06-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Why does my elegant coral look like it's gonna blow up!!!!

Why does my elegant coral look like it's gonna blow up!!!! It looks like it's inflated with air!!!!! What do I do????!?
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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This is it hope it helps
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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It looks okay. Color is good. It is swollen up with air underneath, or is it filled with liquid? They pump themselves up and squeeze themselves out. But never heard of one inflating. Anybody else have any ideas?
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I'm thinking it has inflated itself with water. It will probably expel the water after a day or two.
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Why does if do this? What is the point?
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #7
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They seem to squeeze out toxins and inflate in cycles. Sometimes they divide right after one of these. I too would like a better explanation as the leather corals seem to also do this.
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mine does that all the time usually right before the lights go off for some reason
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:24 PM   #9
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If any of you get it to live more than 5 months I'd like to hear about it. I haven't heard if any living long in the aquarium.

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im approaching 5 months on mine so unless it catches a cold in next 2-3 weeks i think its gonna be fine lol
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