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Old 08-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Torch coral deflated?

alrighty, here's another one of my problems... xD i just purchased a kinda small torch coral about 1 ago, and at first it was beautiful! all the tentacles were stretched out and flowing! (i took a pic on 7-30). but now, as you can almost see, there are like 3 branches on the coral, and one of the branches tentacles look "deflated" or "shrinking" almost (on the picture on 8-2). the coral has a medium to high flow on it, and high lighting. my water pH, kH, temp, calcium, salinity, etc., is fine for the coral. is it dying?
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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No, it's fine. Most likely just acclimating. But that does not look like a torch. Looks a lot like a hammer or frogspawn. Can't really tell because the picture doesn't capture the shape of the polyps very well. Are thy like circles or are they bent? If they're circular it's a frogspawn. Bent it's a hammer. Def not a torch tho. Edit: I'm leaning towards hammer. Some have more circular polyps like yours. I think that's what it is.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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You can try to target feed it some thawed mysis or brine shrimp at night about twice a week. It may do better under a little less flow. High flow can sometimes make them retract after a while.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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No, it's fine. Most likely just acclimating. But that does not look like a torch. Looks a lot like a hammer or frogspawn. Can't really tell because the picture doesn't capture the shape of the polyps very well. Are thy like circles or are they bent? If they're circular it's a frogspawn. Bent it's a hammer. Def not a torch tho. Edit: I'm leaning towards hammer. Some have more circular polyps like yours. I think that's what it is.
I agree with crister. Acclimating is your best bet, and even so, it still looks great.

And its a Hammer.
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oh my gosh thank you! the guy at my local satwater store just said it was a torch when he picked it up, but in my head i was thinking it was something else like a hammer or frogspawn! and i will turn down the flow a little bit
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Yup. Thought I was a hammer!!! Good luck with it! They're one of my fav corals!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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Thats a hammer.
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