Acan problem

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I have my first coral problem and ofcourse its my favorite set of acans. Both have been in my tank over 4-5 months and they've been growing a lot, not just living. The past 4 days they have been shrunken up and don't look happy. I'm not sure whats going on here. I have four sets of acans and only two are having issues. Everything else in my tank is doing wonderfull. Could it be a possible parasite? I haven't added anything new recently and I dipped the acan to see if that helps. My regal tang has come down with ich a week ago, perfectly fine for months then bam! She's still eating very well and no other fish have been affected by it. I wouldn't think that would make the 2 acans unhappy. Any advice is appreciated, I'm really bummed out. My perams are as follows ↓↓

    PH-8.3
    Alk-11
    Ammonia-0
    Nitrite-0
    Nitrate-0
    Phosphate-0
    Calcium-460
    Magnesium-1380-1400
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I wish I knew more about corals to help you SS but I don't think ich would affect acans. Did you see anything in the water after you dipped?
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I didn't see anything but a few pods. I just don't get it. Everything was so perfect. I guess that's the hobby though. On a good note my clams are growing really well and my squamosa has been developing new blue spots :cheesy:
     
  5. Dfost115

    Dfost115 Astrea Snail

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    What's your lighting?
     
  6. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    First thing to test is your salinity with a calibrated refractometer. If that is off, so are you're other parameters.
     
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    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Also, your tang could be picking at them. Its fairly common.
     
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  9. Ducncover

    Ducncover Skunk Shrimp

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    Cleaner shrimp or hermits bugging them? Do you target feed?
     
  10. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    I have had my small Acan colony close up for a few days before. No idea why, but came back like normal afterwords. When it happened, none of my other corals showed any signs of distress at all. I just left them alone, and like I said, back to normal after a few days. I know its not much help, but at least you are not alone.
     
  11. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Thanks marshall, that's what I hope happens. My params and other corals are great. My fish don't pick at any coral and with about 230 watts of T5 ATI lighting I know light is not the issue.I spot feed my corals twice a week and also dose some fuel for added nutrition. I'll just have to wait it out.
     
  12. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    If tentacles are not out at night, or they don't want to eat, there may be a problem. I dont let that go for more than a day without giving the issue more attention. Its not normal behavior to close up that long.