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Old 02-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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New edition. 7" elagant coral

Any advice on how to keep it healthy?

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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I want one of those so bad. I've heard clowns can host them too. My LFS said this is true but the elegances can eat the clowns. Is this true?
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:29 AM   #3
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I want one of those so bad. I've heard clowns can host them too. My LFS said this is true but the elegances can eat the clowns. Is this true?
my clowns are currently hosting mine iv never heard of it eating clowns maybe if the fish is dead or dying
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:33 AM   #4
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I want one of those so bad. I've heard clowns can host them too. My LFS said this is true but the elegances can eat the clowns. Is this true?
its at night so the elegance is almost closed

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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Awesome pic, for some reason my clowns won't host mine, nor will they host my bubble tip
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #6
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Awesome pic, for some reason my clowns won't host mine, nor will they host my bubble tip
mine move around sometimes they host my big ricordia mushroom too
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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My clowns almost killed my elegance due to hosting. Just keep an eye on the coral, it might not like the constant rubbing......
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My clowns almost killed my elegance due to hosting. Just keep an eye on the coral, it might not like the constant rubbing......
how long did that take and what were the signs i hope it won't b an issue for me since the never host the same thing for more then a month or less
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It took about 3 weeks for it to start showing signs of stress. After another week or two there was almost nothing left of the coral. thats when I removed it and it started to heal back up a bit, then I gave it away when I sold a tank I had. :-( I really regret that now though lol
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what where the signs just not expanding fully? that's to bad im sorry if that does happen to me i will remove the clowns they are mean anyways always nipping my fingers lol
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The odds of keeping that long term are slim at best. the Indo elegance, which is what you have there, doesn't do very well in closed systems.
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The odds of keeping that long term are slim at best. the Indo elegance, which is what you have there, doesn't do very well in closed systems.
any advice on maximizing my chances? iv only had it for about 2 months
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Nope. Just feed it on occasion I guess. I love those corals but I'll only buy the Aussie specimens. Just a little advice- you'll never see an Aussie elegance as big as the one you have. The collectors always frag them up before turning them in so they can get more money for multiple pieces. You will see that the skeleton is cut. Also, they are generally not as brightly colored as the Indonesian variety.
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have u heard of anyone having success i did some quick reading and seems like indo ec have an extremely bad rep... some ppl say shade it?
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It's photosynthetic. If it's wide open with the lights on, it's loving the light. I wouldn't shade it unless it was shriveling up with the light on.
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that's what i figured my tank is over 2 feet high and its always open looks good so far
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May King Neptune smile on you and your tank and allow that elegance to flourish!
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thanks x there's a pic of it open

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They do look awesome. I love this coral.
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