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Old 08-15-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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is my new coral sick

I got my coral yest and was doing great ad it looked like this before I went to sleep

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This morning it looked like so I tarket fed it and there is still no better looking


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As a new hobbiest am I worring too much
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
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It's not a coral, it's an anemone. It will close at night after lights out that's normal. They do require intense lighting though so hopefully you have the right kind. Just keep an eye on it if its new to the tank it might start to move around to find the spot that suits it.
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Oh and you don't need to feed it, it survives off the light alone
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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Oh ok, I was told that I was to feed all my corals, will it b alright
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:43 AM   #5
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He has put himself inside out! Is he ok
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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No, you don't need to feed corals, they should be alright with the right lighting and water conditions. You can cause more problems over feeding your tank of you feed to much. Don't get confused though, this is not a coral. An anemone is an invertebrate. He just looks like he is upside down, did he fall off the glass? If that's the case then pop him back the right way up on a rock. They like a lot of light and a lot of flow. You didn't say what kind of lights you have?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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I keep putting him on the top stone but he keeps going to the sand, I put himself inside out, but he looking alot better now, he has open uo again, they are t5 lighting and there two white lights and 2blue lights and twk led blue night lights,

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As u can see he starting to open up
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #8
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Yeah he doesn't look happy at all. So it is new to the tank, is it the first day? How did you acclimate it? Is your tank new? I can't remember if you have already told us what your levels are at?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:16 AM   #9
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Yesin 25hrs, I added my water into the bag over 3hours and the I used a net to place it on the stone bit it didmove right away, ph is a bit low at 8.0 and everything else is spot on,
Hoping it is just adapting to his new home as ot alot biger tank,
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #10
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Yeah could be, I am always nervous adding a nem to a tank, they can move a lot in the first few days and I have loads of corals too, that they can sting along the way! Hopefully it settles soon. Don't try and feed it anymore, that can stress it out.
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