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Old 01-10-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Candy cane coral

I need help.... Have a candy cane coral with 3 heads gets really puffy during the day but when lights go out they shrink up. Had it for about 3 weeks water parameters are good I think. Please let me know if this is normal. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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Candy cane coral

Need help. Have a candy cane with 3 heads on it. They get really puffy during the day but when lights go out the shrink up and no feeders come out. What I think is fine

29 gallon tank

No fish just some crabs and snails and one sifting star live rock heater and hang on the back filter for a 100 gallon tank that's it

PH -8.0

Ammonia -0

Nitrite -0

Nitrate- very low or 0

Cal- 400

Mg- 1050

Alk- 8

Hydrometer reads 1.019 last week just did a water change and trying to rase that up to 1.025 slowly.

Please let me know what u think
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Your magnesium is pretty low. Doesn't sound like the candy canes are in trouble though. Do they ever have feeders?
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Just last night I dosed mg trying to get it higher going to test it when I get home. I haven't seen any feeders yet. My tank been running for more the 3 months
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That's normal. LPS tend to show drastic changes in their shape when the lights are out. i have a colony of frogspawn that's bigger than my head when fully open. but during the night, it shrinks pitifully (almost 1/5 of it's original size)
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Really good to know I thought they were dying. Should I try and feed them during the day without the feeders being out. They never come out haven't sen them yet.
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Souls I try and feed them during the day with no feeders out or should I try at night when they shrink up and still no feeders? Also what should I feed them?
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bugarte,

Both of your candycane coral threads have been merged into this one.
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Just fed them each a Mysis shrimp they took it in. Still no feeders out? Also how many times should I feed the coral? Everyday? Every other day ?
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