bleached kenya tree

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Hi All: I have two little Kenya tree corals that came on some rock when I bought corals. Well, they were brown, and now they are both almost white. Any ideas on what I can do for them? They are both low in the tank, should I put them in a shaded area? Just fed some coral frenzy......
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Kenya trees in my experience need no supplemental feedings and spread like wildfire under the right conditions.

    If they are fully open during the photoperiod I would leave them be. If they are not open or open during the entire photoperiod on most days then I would shade them for awhile.

    Congrats, a great coral that adds a ton of movement to the tank.
     
  4. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    +1 They're almost impossible to kill off, so unless they start to melt, I wouldn't worry too much ;)
     
  5. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    I have found they have much better coloring under dimmer lighting. Under direct lighting they do tend to bleach. I have some in my 'fuge of my 125 lit by a 13W, 6500K CFL and it has much better coloring than it did in my DT.
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I'm thinking I'm due for new bulbs also, yuck......oh well, it's just $$ right? lol
     
  7. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I know that feeling ::)