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Old 09-01-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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Its getting worse!!!

1. Type & how long you have had it: Colt Coral, have had it about a month
2. Current lighting & Bulb Age: 4x33W T5ho, 1 white, 1 blue, 2 purple on about 12 hours a day
3. Nitrate: 0ppm
4. Calcium: 470
5. Phosphate: 0.0 to 0.25 hard to tell, closer to 0.0 tough
6. Alkalinity: 1.43 ppm
7. pH:8.2
8. Salinity:1.025
9. Temperature: 77
10. Liquid or strip test kits: liquid test, all API
11. Location in tank: middle
12. Current amount of flow: ? two Koralia fans not blowing directly at it, nice even current
13. Current tank dosing regimen: was using purple up but stopped, now using drops of iodine and Phyto supplement.
14. Nearby coral: none close enough to touch
15. Explanation of problem: almost 2 weeks ago he went really limp, and retracted, a few days later he started loosing color. He never came back, i did a PWC and bought the phyto as i thought mabe there wasnt enough to feed it so i have been dosing the tank and spot feding it small amounts every other day along with some drops of iodine. Now it looks like its flesh is deteriorating and i found a small piece of him on the tank bottom. I really don't want him to die. The guys from the LFS are great and said it was a great hardy coral. I have an bulb tipped anemone that has been doing great it even split in two and im sure neither of them touched it. I just don't know what to do. all water parameters are stable, the only thing that fluctuates is the temp by 2 or 3 degrees.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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I have heard that colt and other lether coals shed and kind of close up. I could be doing that.
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well i don't think it was shedding, larger pieces started falling of and it looked like it was dissolving, i could see a sack of some sort where a big chunk of flesh fell off. i decided to play it safe and just get rid of it before it would damage other stuff by polluting the water
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