Is My Scolymia Healthy

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    the coral should normally swell up and remove them himself. at least iv seen my lobo do this. personally i would be dead scared to damage its tissue by trying to remove the sand, but thats just me. if its getting regularly covered with sand by a sandshifter fish then thats another problem i think
     
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  3. justonwo

    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    Yeah, I was just thinking I would use the turkey baster to gently move the sand, but we're only talking about a handful of grains.

    With some feeding and adjusting of parameters, it seems like my scoly might be on its way back. The first photo is from 8/27 and the second photo is from today (9/1). After 5 days, it looks to me that the receding has reversed and the scoly is a little "fuller." The difference is subtle, but I'm encouraged by the direction of the change.

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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    it does look like it extended a little further but dont get your hopes up just yet...sorry to be party pooper like that
     
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    Keep it stable in the tank, keep it fed a couple times a week and you'll be good. I lightly blow off sand with a turkey baster when some settles on my scoly, never hurts it, just be gentle. Just keep your hands off it;) Also, keep it out of direct flow.
     
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    justonwo Fire Shrimp

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    I fed the little scoly a combination of reef roids and mysis tonight. Took a couple of photos while I was at it.

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    Here is my scolymia on 8/27 and then today (9/14). After a few weeks, it's starting to grow back. Slowly but surely. I feed it every few nights.

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You're doing an excellent job in bring it back.
     
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    I noticed there is a bristle worm loving underneath my scoly. It comes out every time I feed it (mysis). Tonight, the bristle worm crawled right up the side of the scoly and toward the mouth while it was eating. I brushed it away.

    Could this bristle worm be causing problems for the scoly? Should I think about dipping it in Coral Rx?
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    good stuff! i wouldn't dip, you'll cause stress by handling it and you've done a great job bringing it back, would be a shame. i doubt the worm was the culprit
     
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    I noticed the last few days, the scoly will have its mouth open. In general, it is looking healthier every day, but this is a new behavior. Is the scoly simply wanting food? I assume it won't be able to eat unless the feeder tentacles are out, or can I simply place some food right in the mouth?