First coral death

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by PharmrJohn, Jul 31, 2008.

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  1. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I am presuming that when a Xenia frag shrivels up to nothing, it is dead. So, with a heavy heart and a pouty frown, I am announcing my first failure as a reef aquarist. It's dead Jim.
     
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  3. Reeron

    Reeron Blue Ringed Angel

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    Thanks for the chuckle.

    And sorry to hear you lost one. Always a bad day when that happens. Karma for your loss.
     
  4. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    I too lost a xenia as my first dead coral. Hoping someone has a frag of the stuff, as all my corals as of now are doing well. Clove polyps getting larger every day. Leather doubling in size by the month. Zoas finally repopulating the once almost barren rock. (even had a play pop up :) )
     
  5. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear. Like Bill Cosby says, you can replace it with another one just like it. Like an ex-boss of mine said, you can hire another with a bigger smile for less money.

    Life goes on. :)
     
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  7. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    Actually if a Xenia frag just shrivels up it might be Okay because when they die they MELT and turn into a pile of nasty slime. I have had a stalk or two shrink down to almost nothing an come back just fine. Now I am not saying it is fact but just that in my experience this is what happens.
     
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  9. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    LMAO tangster...... Sorry for your loss pharmrjohn........
     
  10. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Hmmmm, then McCoy may have been a little presumptuous in his diagnosis. I will check it again. It was sooooooo small though.
     
  11. scenario1313

    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    sorry to hear john but hopefully gazog is right. maybe its not dead.
     
  12. R34dawn

    R34dawn Ocellaris Clown

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    Bad deal buddy, hopefully you find a prettier one soon..don't give up! this is a loose and win deal.