Fungi Plate Help

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  1. Kodak

    Kodak Astrea Snail

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    My three week old plate coral has split in the middle and the skeleton is showing, (see photo). The opening is about the size of a dime. Do plates recover from this or is it doomed? Anyone have any tips on their care?
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Can you please post some parameters with regard to water chemistry.

    Typically in my experience regarding Fungia once you tissue regression it's a hard battle back and rarely successful. These corals do not need to be blasted with lighting, they do well with supplemental feedings.

    Fungia are well know to their regenerative abilities, once the coral dies off the skeleton often will produce new buds. Google it and you'll see what I mean.
     
  4. Kodak

    Kodak Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    75gal tank, sump, skimmer, kessil LED
    S.G. 1.025
    Alk 9.5
    Ca 440
    Mag 1400
    Zero ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate
    Phosphate undetectable with an API kit