Urgent Brain Coral Showing Skeleton!! Help!

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by RedGambit, Dec 15, 2009.

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  1. lfckenya

    lfckenya Spaghetti Worm

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    how did it look in the shop? how did u acclimate it?
     
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  3. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    [​IMG] Like that (Thats with my actinics and crappy camera)

    Floated for about 25 minutes, Then dripp acclimated it for about an hour ish... Im not 100% sure on the exact times bout those are rough estimates.
     
  4. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    IME there's no need to remove a coral that's dying (not to say that yours is. . ) but, it's not like an anemone. Compared to other marine creatures, many corals have a small flesh to bone ratio--meaning that it can die, and rot, and your tank would experience no ammonia or nitrite spike--no worse for the wear.

    Give it a few days. Hopefully it will all be fine in some time. Be patient. :)
     
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  5. RedGambit

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    Good to know! Thanks! +k
     
  6. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Red Gambit +1 with everyone that says leave it

    the skin on these corals is very thin
    they deflate to get rid of the water they hold and then expand taking in new water
    they can do this on a daily basis IME
    the skeleton is visible but it seems to be visible through skin, rather than being expossed



    Steve
     
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  7. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Well ATM, Just shut down the lights on the tank for the night, Gonna check out with a flashlight in an hour or two to see if the sweeper tentacles come out..
     
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  9. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    well pretty much everyone told you what i was going to say. lol
    so yea good advice everyone.
     
  10. kcbrad

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    I hope it's okay!!!
     
  11. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Me too.. No tentacles yet... :confused:
     
  12. kcbrad

    kcbrad Giant Squid

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    I think it's playing a prank on you, and in the morning everything will be fine!