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Old 09-16-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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Red War Coral

I came home from work and notices my red war coral seems to be melting. Instead of the hard surface it seems to be completely softs. The colors have changed just the texture.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Do you mean the flesh is receding back?
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Yes, it looks like it's melting. Sometimes the texture is soft and melting like and other times it's back to being hard again. But the flesh that is receding just started doing that.
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I had a brain coral that started to recede and it ended up getting bleached. Have you moved it recently or started adding any supplements?
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Ive moved it lower and toward the front of the tank which may have caused this. However, I typically move it every few months because I add new corals. I noticed the melting a week ago so it hasnt bleached in color yet.
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it could have....can you move it back to the spot it was in and give it a few days? Maybe it's not happy there with the light or flow...
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Yeah it's a good point..I'll give it a shot.
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Just make sure you note if it improves what the conditions in that spot are, as far as flow and light level. Then you have a good idea where to next try it's placement.
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How long do you think before it would lose it's color and bleach if the health gets worse?
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