open brain coral not doing good

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  1. DigginaDitch

    DigginaDitch Plankton

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    I just added my first open brain coral yesterday. When I first place him in the sand it let out a clear "fluid". Its been 24 hours and no expansion at all. If anything it has gotten worse. My real concern though is that it appears to have a rock or something stuck in it's mouth. What should I do?
     

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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Check your parameters.Mainly PH,Alk,Cal,Mag,ammonia,nitrite,nitrate.
    If it looks like a piece of rock try removing it.Just be carefull.If it doesn't come right out leave it.
     
  4. DigginaDitch

    DigginaDitch Plankton

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    Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Everything tested good yesterday before I bought him, I'm just not sure if maybe I caused the problem.
     
  5. DigginaDitch

    DigginaDitch Plankton

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    Came out without problem. It was soft...? Now there's just a big hole. Hopefully it starts doing well.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Is this a new tank for you? If so how new?