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Old 10-16-2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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elegance coral problems

hi guys i have an elegance coral and have had it for quite some time, however in the last month its not been looking to well, i wasnt worred at first because i hot haildes from NO lights, so i didnt expect to see it for a little but now it looks as though its dying.
below is what it use to look like and now
its dosnt come out




its placement is middle and there is medium flow and obvoulsy alot of light. I also have had a small torch die (but that i think is for other reasons had a BTA walk all over it )
i have tested my water its perfect
amm 0
nitrate 0
nitrite 0
cal 330 give or take (i know its low)
copper = 0

i dont know what to do, i really wanna help this before it dyes i love this coral.
please help guys.
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How long have you had it? I haven't heard of many that had any sustained luck with these.
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I`m going to move this to sick fish or coral forum. Here is some info. Two things that are stated are that calcium is needed so I would try to get it higher by doing frequent PWC`s. Needs to be somewhere around 450.It also needs moderate lighting and moderate water flow. Here is the link.

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IDK what is wrong with it...but a buddy of mine has one that's got tenacles about 8" long. Pretty awesome. I'll see if I can ask him about it, maybe he can tell you what is wrong with it.

All I know is that Elegance Coral is normally one of the most difficult to keep in a aquarium.
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Kind of like sharks, they should be left in the ocean.
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Do you have a current pic of the coral? Is it not expanding or is the tissue actually recessing from the skeleton? You mentioned a change in lighting...did you photo-acclimate thetank tohte new light? This is one of the harder to keep corals, mainly due to the fact it does not respond well to collection or transport. I have had mine for a couple of years now with no problems. This coral seems to be very prone to brown jelly infection. If that is the case, you will see a brown gel-type discharge from the coral. It usually happens very rapidly.
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Do you have a current pic of the coral? Is it not expanding or is the tissue actually recessing from the skeleton? You mentioned a change in lighting...did you photo-acclimate thetank tohte new light? This is one of the harder to keep corals, mainly due to the fact it does not respond well to collection or transport. I have had mine for a couple of years now with no problems. This coral seems to be very prone to brown jelly infection. If that is the case, you will see a brown gel-type discharge from the coral. It usually happens very rapidly.

It wasnt expanding, and now some of it has started to come away from its skelton...
yeh it was aclimitised.
no brown gel either.
its very very sad i dont want to loose this coral its beautiful, + i cant bear loosing corals fish etc, it upsets me.
I will do almost anything to get this back to the way it was.
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With all that skeleton showing above, my guess is that you may lose this one.
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I kind of have to agree with Ray as it dont look good. Sorry
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Boy, that does not look good. the tissue ression is not a gret sign. My only suggestion is to move it to the substrate and put its cone in the san bed. See what happens...
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