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Old 02-12-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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bubble coral turning green?

my bubble coral which is normally a purply blue color is starting to turn a dark green.. starting from the bottom up.

all my perameters are up

CA is 440. NO3 is a little high.. just above 15.

could this be a product of a sting from the hammer coral?... my starfish has been camping out around it.. could it have caused damage to it?


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Old 02-12-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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Is this a new addition to the tank? First guess is that it's just shifting it's color as it's adapting to your tank's lighting. When I had one, it went from white/pink to green over the first few months I had it. All corals will color shift under different lighting/water conditions. Think I only have one coral that is still the same color as when I bought it.
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When I added mine long ago it was white and gradually turned green. How about a pic of what you have now.
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looking at pictures. it seems to slowly be darkening. the day i put it in it was white with a little purple shade to it... now its going darker and darker and the whole thing has a light green hue to it... i think its likely just changing color.. everything is inflating huge still so thats a good sign of health right?

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I would say it is. I have a bubble coral that you see his pic along time ago in my avatar. Here he is now ten yrs later

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:41 AM   #6
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Wow... thats different... do they all spread out like this?

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To be honest with you I can only speak from my experience with mine. I`ve never seen another one that old. He has been like this for two yrs now. In ten yrs I`m going to ask you how your`s looks. LOL
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i honestly hope to have mine in 10 years and be able to answer you... is a bubble coral fraggable? .. how would one go about that...

a couple Qs about yours.

does it still have a solid base to it?. what does it look like uninflated? does it feed?

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Yes it does have a skelaton base. All bubble corals should have one. When it`s uniflated it`s like most bubble corals drawn in close to the skeleton. I have never fed mine. It gets what it needs from the lighting and water column. I have some more pics at home. I`ll post them tonite.
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Here is a link from when I fragged my bubble coral eons ago. Dangerous but doable!

Ever fragged a Bubble Coral? - I did! (updated pics 6-3)

I also agree that it's normal (and likely if it's darkening... a good sign) to change color as it adjusts to the environment you have it in.

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