Brain inflating and deflating?

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  1. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    i got my new brain last night, and after i had put it in my tank, i didn't notice that it was deflated *thought it was how it was supposed to look* but when i woke up this morning it was inflated and moving around in the flow, now a couple hours later its not as inflated as it was before but not completly deflated. Lights arent on yet but will come on in 2 hours

    is this a normal brain thing? i'm completly new to them
     
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  3. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    Sounds normal. I have a wellsophyllia and they're super hardy. Probably the easiest coral.
     
  4. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    ok, i like it when its inflated, it moves around more in the flow, so cool :D
     
  5. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Yep...you have a good one that seems to have acclimated well to your system.
     
  6. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    sweet! i've noticed the same thing about my new bubble coral, but with the tenticles, i was worried last night about it because it was shooting red stringy stuff out and would close shut for a while, then open again, but it's remaind open so far this morning, and only some of the tenticles are out. i also like it when most tenticles are out, as its just so cool to see it move in the flow. I love my vortech :D
     
  7. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    Red stringy is usually waste. They poop out of their mouths.
     
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  9. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    what about white muckusy *sp* stuff, when it was in the bag it let out ton of that crap, made the water pretty nasty
     
  10. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Yup, this is true.



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  11. Av8Bluewater

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    Not sure I would have to see it but a lot of corals have a natural slime coat that comes off when disturbed.
     
  12. blumoon reefers

    blumoon reefers Millepora

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    +1 to corals being very slimy when they are stressed. My open brain also inflates and deflates depending on its mood.