Chalice rescue

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by barbianj, Feb 11, 2011.

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  1. SkyFire

    SkyFire Clown Trigger

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    Great job nursing them back to health.

    I like the trick with the light...wouldn't help with my fish.
    The Starry Blenny I caught steeling from my acans was traded in due to it being mean and even taking a bite at my green spottted puffer..
     
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  3. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    I had to get rid of my Starry Blenny. He hid for weeks and was very shy, until he got a taste of meat. He went nuts harassing everyone. :confused:
     
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    You too.....my poor puffer will probably end up with a bite shaped scar :cry:
     
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  6. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Update on the chalice. It's been growing very well since I stopped the bristle worm from stealing it's food. The eye on the right is finishing a mysis snack.

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    Old picture from above for comparison:

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  7. us13fox

    us13fox Feather Duster

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    Great job on nursing it back to health! It looks like a completely different coral!
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I am really impressed, nice job. Excellent images of the bristle worm stealing food, I had no idea. Just moved my blasto out of the sand bed yesterday, now I have a clue what the problem was. Thanks...
     
  10. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Thanks! I had also moved it a little closer to the light. It's grown over the exposed skeleton in a short time. The color is brighter, and it's more willing to eat.

    Here's a night time flashlight shot showing the feeders extended.

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  11. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Another update on the chalice.

    It looks like it's completely in the clear now. It is very responsive to feeding now, and both eyes eat nearly every day. Looks like it's getting a little purple in it. Can't wait for it to grow out more.

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    Started out like this:

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