Brain coral detach

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  1. mkcat

    mkcat Astrea Snail

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    When I woke up this morning my green brain coral had detached itself from it's skeleton. Yikes, is it dying? I took the skeleton and rested the flesh back on it in a cup and have it covered floating in the tank.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately yes it will most likely die. LPS detaching means there is something wrong with the environment the coral is in.

    What are all of your parameters and how much flow did you have around the coral.

    Post a picture of the coral also, please.
     
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  4. mkcat

    mkcat Astrea Snail

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    Update on the detached coral. The thing is still alive!! I have it in my sump, it puffs up every day and deflates itself at night. It still hasn't reattached itself though. What do I do with this stupid thing?
     
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    tagging along.. just cause this is interesting. good luck
     
  6. Atticus818

    Atticus818 Eyelash Blennie

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    2in10 hit the nail on the head. Even though the polyps are still doing okay, it will most likely perish, I'm sorry to say. Once they detach from the skeleton, it is pretty much game over.
     
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    Try feeding it often and let it settle into a low flow area it may start growing a skeleton.
     
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  9. mkcat

    mkcat Astrea Snail

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    I will, I just checked on it again (in my sump) when I topped off the water earlier and the thing is puffed up huge! Do you think I should take the old skeleton out of the container then? I really want this thing to recover. It is so cool looking.
     
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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    do you have lighting over your sump that can support it?
     
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    Can we get a pic? Sounds interesting.
     
  12. mkcat

    mkcat Astrea Snail

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    No, I need to get it back in my tank. I just have so much water movement, where do I put it? I do have one spot in the bottom front corner of the tank. I'm not sure if it'll stay put though. Can I put it directly on my sand? And what do I do with the detached skeleton? Any help is GREATLY appreciated.