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Old 09-24-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Question Toadstool coral

I have had this coral two weeks today and his tentacles are still retracted.
seems he has finished molting but he is just doing nothing. giving reef trace biweekly. Moderate lt, moderate flow, Wish I knew what to do to make it happy. Water parameters stable and do 10 percent changes weekly.
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Your best bet would be to stop feeding it until it tells you it is looking for food. the second thing is patience.
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What type of light is it under? Where is it in the tank with respect to light and flow?
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i would stop "reef trace", as it's probably doing more harm than good.
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What is best to feed?
It is on opposite end of #1 powerhead close to remora skimmer
36 gal tank
T5 light
About mid height or less
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How can you tell when it's hungry by the way?
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What is best to feed?
It is on opposite end of #1 powerhead close to remora skimmer
36 gal tank
T5 light
About mid height or less
It doesn't like something. Obvious, I know.... but I'm not quite sure what. I've never seen any euphyllia act like that. Have a pic by chance? If it's retreating entirely into it's tube as described, I'll make an assumption. Please tell me if I am wrong. It's a single head? If so, where did it come from? How long since it was fragged?

What are the water parameters stable at?

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How can you tell when it's hungry by the way?
A healthy FS will inflate and extend.
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What is best to feed?
they really don't need food. they are photosynthetic and get nutrition from sunlight. you have to be careful what you add to a closed system, for this can foul the water very quickly.
i would try moving it to different areas of the tank. try lowering it.
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They dont need to be target fed. They get all they need from the lighting and water column.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:08 PM   #10
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Toadstool pic

Just tested water, did 12% chg yesterday in 36 gal tank
Remora Skimmer and #1 powerhead, T5 fixture
Nitrates 0.5-
Calcium 340
Ammonia 0+
Ph too high (8.6) when did that happen
Salinity 1.024
Temp 77.2
The colt coral is looking pretty good. Chili is asleep. Ricordea seems
to be growing up there. What do ya'll think? How can I get that ph
down quickly!!
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