I just got a new favite brain coral, and I'm not sure how its doing. I ordered it from liveaquaria.com, and it came with the bag popped. By the time I got home and opened it the coral was sitting out of the water for at least a half hour. I attached a picture of the coral can anyone give me their opinion on it? Should I just send it back for a replacement?
Make sure you call LiveAquaria and let them know of the condition - if it happened during shipment. With how many bags they ship coral in, you must've had a brute of a FedEx person to pop all 67 layers of plastic. (OK... it's not 67 layers, but seems like they used at least 3 double bags.) I had an issue with their shipment one time when they didn't ship with a heat pack and the water was pretty cold. They ended up extending my "arrive alive" guarantee out longer than normal. (Happy ending... the coral survived and is thriving.)