is my long tentacle plate coral dying pics attached

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  1. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    here are pics of my plate coral...seemed fine friday, was not home yesterday and woke up to this morning. All parameters were fine as of thursday except for magnesium was a little low and started to buffer it.
     

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  3. 4phish

    4phish Montipora Digitata

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    Not sure, Bump!
     
  4. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    I'd say so. It definitely doesn't look good...
     
  5. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I'd be afraid to lift it out of the water. I would remove it though. Looks pretty far gone. Use a hose to siphon out some of the flesh before you move it if you decide to.
     
  6. ManNurseReefer

    ManNurseReefer Fire Shrimp

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    That thing is toast. Sorry. I read somewhere that if those things are place directly on the sand bed their tissue will eventually get an infection and die. Also read that they do better on a rocky surface than on sand. I also lost one of those.
     
  7. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    agreed..I would also run some carbon if you don't already do so..I had this happen to one of mine after a sand storm covered it..
     
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  9. muggle

    muggle Purple Spiny Lobster

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    yup it was toast, i took it out of the tank and it was just a powder....not good
     
  10. Mainstream Aqua

    Mainstream Aqua 3reef Sponsor

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    Hopefully a good clean up crew took care of the nasty stuff. The LT plates almost never make it in captivity, no matter where they are placed.
     
  11. unclejed

    unclejed Whip-Lash Squid

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    Mannursereefer got it. My LFS buddy told me the exact same thing. Many LFS don't tell you that and just sell them, I guess they feel you are responsible for what you buy. A suggestion my buddy gave, if you want want to try again in the future, is to buy a plug of some sort or better yet a nice piece of live rock to glue it to to keep it off the substrate and then it can be placed on the bottom.
     
  12. gabbagabbawill

    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    I have had mine successfully on the sand for over 6 months now, and it's doing better than ever. I'll take a pic when I get home. they typically grow in the substrate in the wild, so why put it on the rockwork in the tank? Only reason I can see is that it's not getting enough light or the wrong kind of flow. Also, it should not get covered in sand as this will cause the polyps to retract and the zooxanthellae will not get enough light.

    The one in your picture looks like it must have been dead for a while... how was it doing before it looked like this? do you have a picture?