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Old 08-03-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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When acans attack!

Anyone ever seen this? I was gone all weekend, came back tonight after work to poke around and take some pictures. Turned a piece around and saw this! Any chance of the favias recovery?



I had heard that acans could sting or be slightly aggressive, but I had them on the same rack for weeks with no issues. Maybe I accidentally pushed their flesh together and didn't notice. Whats weird is that it didnt seem to come out of the middle of a head, just out of one side of it.
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Yikes! little more space for the acans after this i guess.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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This is what is crazy! This was just an hour or two ago when I was taking some pictures before I ate and whatnot. I was really liking how the favia was getting a cool swirl pattern in it too. Should I keep a higher flow on it for the time being? The favia seems like it is sliming or something, maybe its just the damaged tissue.
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Yikes! Thats a dragon soul favia that got it too! Thats my favorite coral. They really explode with color under the right lighting conditions.

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Old 08-03-2010, 04:52 AM   #5
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Hey Jimbo, I've seen it before. It seems that Acans really store energy or something before the attack cause they don't do anything for ages before it and then KAPOW! If it starts to get bad on the Favia fragging will be nescessary to save the rest.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:21 AM   #6
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I turned on an extra powerhead today to keep crap off of it. Not really sure what else to do. Don't you need a tile saw to frag favias?
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Dremel all the way. I have a tile saw but I think that would be overkill unless this is a giant frag
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I'll see if I can find the picture of a full scale Acan attack.
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I was wrong, it wasn't an Acan but it's similar. Still, for your viewing pleasure:

CORAL FIGHT!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:10 AM   #10
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Dang. I wonder how it even gets those strands over to the other coral. Pretty crazy, I took an updated picture of the favia yesterday but fell asleep before posting it :/
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