Kenya tree dying...

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by elweshomayor, Dec 15, 2010.

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  1. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    Well i have tons of kenya tree and mine go through the same cycle. I have about i would say about 25 branches and 1 MOTHER SHIP. The MOTHER SHIP gives off quite a few a week. I just got a new branch from the mother ship(colony) about a week ago it it does the same thing. Let it be and don't disturb it. It is somewhat like an anemone. It will shrivle up to a brown color and look like a piece of broclie and slowly come back.
     
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  3. SAY

    SAY Ocellaris Clown

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    mine shrivels up when my flame angel is munching on it.
     
  4. fischkid2

    fischkid2 Dirty Filter Sock

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    My main colony will retract every now and then for a few days at a time and then come back out. They need to be in a good flow area to keep their dead skin/mucus from accumulating. If it gets to the point where its frail and really looks like its decaying and has any dark/black spots it may be time to get rid of it.
     
  5. fischkid2

    fischkid2 Dirty Filter Sock

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    If you know anyone close by who has one im sure they would be happy to frag a branch or two as they reproduce so quickly its annoying.
     
  6. Zoban

    Zoban Skunk Shrimp

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    If you were anywhere local I'd snip ya off some decent chunks no problem..

    Just had to trim a couple back the other day. Placed em (most of the trimmings) down in my copepod tank on some LR rubble. Not sure if there is enough light for em though :(

    Couple smaller pieces I glued to rock and an old snail shell in the DT ..
     
  7. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    it still has a purple color to it.. actually when it was all expanded it looked quite pink/brown..

    but now its dark purple/ pink. ISH.... and shriveled. i had it on a good flow area, even after the rock fell on it. but then after a while it just kinda came off the rock. ( it unattached by itself.)

    ill post a picture of it when i get home. Before and after.
     
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  9. Pisces ll

    Pisces ll Plankton

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    I have a new coral and it is my first one, they say is is a candy cane coral, but from the pictures I looked up, no way. Looks like a light pink Kenya tree. Are those out there?

    It is not happy with the change in location, I hope I acculmaited it correctly. How long before they get happy again?
     
  10. TheSaltwaterGuy

    TheSaltwaterGuy Banned

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    welll hope ur kenya tree survives
     
  11. jdameli1

    jdameli1 Torch Coral

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    IME Kenya trees are very hardy, and yours is probably recuperating. Testing your ca and alk is something you should do regardless.

    Post pics please :)
     
  12. con999

    con999 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    ummmm.... what would cal have to do with a kenya. alk might have some affect to a degree bubt not by much