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Old 03-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Help to ID and it looks like dying

Hi, I'm very new in saltwater tank. I bought this coral 3 days ago, forgot it's name. It looks like dying. It was standing up nicely. Today, the branches start to turn brown & one of the main truck starts laying flat. Don't know what to do. It looks like it has some worms on it as well.

I have a 14g bio cube w/ slimmer. The tank has been running approx a month.

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, is it dying?
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looks fine to me. retracted but they do that.
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Thx, it has those brown tip and turning grey. I just changed 25% water. Those colorful stuffs attached to the tip
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Thx, it has those brown tip and turning grey. I just changed 25% water. Those colorful stuffs attached to the tip
Are they worms?
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Looks to be brittle starfish
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #8
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Looks to be brittle starfish
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Cool .. I assume they are good, right? Do I need to feed them?
The coral is still very droopy and close up. Do know what to do?? Any suggestion, pls?
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They are fine and you don't need to feed them. the coral looks fine also.
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They are fine and you don't need to feed them. the coral looks fine also.
Thanks .. Today I notice that the tree has some funny stuff on it, looks like started to rot, is it okay?

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Do you have any flow in the tank? I don't see a power head. Corals like a some water movement.
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Do you have any flow in the tank? I don't see a power head. Corals like a some water movement.
I have a 14g tank. I put the tree at the front under the output vent.
Do I need to cut the branch out to save the others, pls?

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Get a Powerhead and throw it in there to circulate the water. Corals need some good flow.
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Got a new powerhead to increase more flow.
One of the truck starts to rot more deeper & the skin coming off. It looks like someone took a big bite on it.
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I would be more worried about that slug. What is it eating, and what is going to happen when it runs out of food?
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I would be more worried about that slug. What is it eating, and what is going to happen when it runs out of food?
It is my sea-cucumber, filter feeder. It has been in a same spots for weeks.

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I know it's a cucumber. You have nothing to filter feed, is my point. When those things die they have the ability to take everything in the tank with them. I would be adding some phytoplankton to the tank on a fairly regular basis if you intend to keep it. be careful though, because you can really mess up the water quality pretty quickly with that.
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I know it's a cucumber. You have nothing to filter feed, is my point. When those things die they have the ability to take everything in the tank with them. I would be adding some phytoplankton to the tank on a fairly regular basis if you intend to keep it. be careful though, because you can really mess up the water quality pretty quickly with that.
Thank you for the advise. I feed him the frozen micro reef food every other day and phytoplankton once every 3 days for the whole tank. I know it can be toxin when it die, it is a gift fr a friend.
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Thank you for the advise. I feed him the frozen micro reef food every other day and phytoplankton once every 3 days for the whole tank. I know it can be toxin when it die, it is a gift fr a friend.
my sea apple always used to put himself at very top of tank when he was stressed
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Really? It always stay there. People at the store said that it will find its spot w/ good flow, then stay there???!!!!
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