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Old 10-24-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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trachyphyllia not opening, help

so this coral isnt opening, been like that for about 2 weeks.

yes levels are all fine...reg wc
everything else is fine

the only thing i can guess is my purple tang was nipping at it..so i moved it to a location that the purple tang cant get to because of his size, but it still doesnt open.

the only other thing i can think of is that i didnt feed it enough...i gave it some frozen shrimp during feeding but never gave it silversides or squid.

ohh yea i also did flatworm exit, as instructed...could that have done something?

any help would be greatly appreceated, thanks

im going to do a water change and a carbon change
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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have you done water tests? After the exit kills the worms, unless youhave gotten them ALL, the dead worms will cause substantial water quality deterioration. I have also heard some corals do not react well to the use of it.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:31 AM   #3
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ok...i did a 20% wc

changed the carbon again


hope this works...
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More than likely Lisa is right but I had one a long time ago that I could not figure why it would not open and then one night I stayed up and saw my angel nipping at it. Just make sure nothing is nipping
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OK Phish how is it doing?
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still not opening...i have seen my purple tang nip at it but not reciently....i moved it to another location hoping the tang cant get to it now. but i dont understand, all my levels are fine, temp is fine, salt is fine, new carbon, regular wc, i add DT, puple up, calcium (when needed), essential elements.

what should i do?????
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Where is he at in your tank? They do better in the sand or substrate. If you have him in the roch it will cause his fleshy part to receede. If he`s not in the sand put him there and let`s see. Also are there any other corals near it. Here is some more info

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of course he his on the sand, been there since i got him and used to open up every day.
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We are running out of options here. The only other thing I can think of is the tang. I know when my angel was nipping it would not open either. The tang might still be able to get to him. Maybe someone else can trouble shoot here. Also can you get a pic of the brain and its surroundings.
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well i still saw the purple tang near it so my attempt at keeping it seperated failed

i did place a tuperware upside down, over it so it CAN NOT get nipped.

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