Just new to the forums. At the moment I have a very off colour and a bit sickly red star.
I'm running a red sea reef max 34 gallon tank that is mature.
Tuesday 30th March 2010
Salinity: 1.021 Rectification: None
Temp: 28c Rectification: None
Ph Level: 8.4 Rectification: None
: Normal Rectification: - None
Amomia: 0 Rectification: - None
Nitrite: 0 Rectification: None
Nitrate: Normal Rectification: None
Calcium: Slightly Low Rectification : Added calcium drops
2 red small sea stars
1 large blue sea star
Elegance Coral Large
2 Turbo snails
1 Hermit crab
1 Sucker crab
1 Yellow long nose Butterfly
1 Lunar Wrasse
2 Clownfish (paired) (standard nemo variety)
The most recent addition to the tank was Magnifica Anenome, which I put smack bang in the middle of the live rock and let itself move to what it felt was the best position.
Since then my Elegance (pink) coral has been highly aggressive and expands itself quite a bit. Most of the fish seem to not be worried by the Elegance, but one of my red sea stars has been sickly since the introduction of the Magnifica. He's lost colour and would move for about 3-4 days.
It's only just now that he is back out and about foraging, but he is still brown and not red.
Does anyone know if certain corals and anenome's dislike each other and take a poison stance when in the same tank? None of the other fish or inverts seem affected. I have read so many articles about corals and anenome's competing for space but my tank is far from overstocked.
And thankfully I haven't had a single loss so far.
I tried to move my little sea star but he would not be moved from the live rock so decided to leave him there. He moved around a bit.
Could his friendly coral be stinging him? The big blue sea star regularly climbs over the Elegance.
Some help and suggestions would be nice. My little red sea stars I am fond of as they were the first in the tank.