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Old 05-27-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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Bleaching or new growth?

whitening on platygyra brain coral. how can i tell if it is new growth or bleaching?

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Old 05-27-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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White on these types of corals is not usually a good sign. They do not grow like other hard corals where you might see the lighter color as the skelatal structure progresses. The flesh on an LPS is usually growing/expanding much faster than the scleractinia.

Could you post a pic? Might just be some fading in color or needs feeding.

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feeding plenty. polyp is expanding at night even in the whitened areas. will get pic, though it may take a day or two.
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the pics

here are the pics. sorry for the poor quality.

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Old 06-03-2004, 11:26 AM   #7
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To be honest with you I cannot really tell. Is the "white" primarily near the edges of the coral or in various places haphazardly?

Look like just near the edges. In which case I would suspect placement. Could be excessive water flow, too much light or possibley too close to a nearby coral?

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