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Old 07-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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help.. what us wrong with my coral??

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I have a coral which was given to me as a frag.. has been doing well and opening up but now half of it is closed and the branches seem to have swollen up.. I have attached a picture before & now.. ideas anyone please?

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Old 07-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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In the second picture there appears to be more algae growing around the coral, it is possible that the algae is growing on the coral, causing it to close? If this is true put it in more flow so that algae cant grow there. Also, what are your perameters, salinity, and temperature? Perameters should be 0,0, >20
Salinity should be .023-.027 (preferably .025)
Temperature should be 78-81

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Params are 0,0,0 Sal 1.025 temp between 78 to 80.. half of the coral is fine just seems to be the middle bit that has swollen up!
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I have tried to get closer shots..
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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Corals close up sometimes for no reason. Did it by any chance get stung?? What lighting do you have?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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I think the coral is reproducing... I was topping up today and a piece came off the coral and floated about. I caught it & placed it to a crack in the rock and it is like another little tree & has opened up. The main coral is still ok. Looks like one more piece may come off.. fairly sure it has not been stung as I don't have anything that could sting it & it is right at the top of the tank.
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Awesome. Soft corals do that sometimes. Free corals!!!!!
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