Open Brain Coral

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  1. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I was at one of my LFS a couple of days ago and noticed an open brain sitting in the bottom of a basin full of live/base rock. The guys usually keep sick fish in this tank, so I had to ask why it was there. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a hot spot and lots of the skeleton was showing through. It also looked pretty deflated and a pale pink color.

    The next day, I went back and jokingly asked what they wanted for the pretty pink piece of live rock. The guy said, "you mean that brain? It's yours, take it". So, I did! Free Coral? Woohoo!

    Anyway, a couple of days later, it looks about 200% better, has inflated quite a bit, started to turn red in places and there is only 1 small section where the skeleton is showing through. I'm wondering what/if I should feed the thing. I gave it some krill a few nights ago, and soon after I noticed the red starting to show. Any advice on rescuing this thing?
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as the flesh remains intact, I would just leave it be for the time being. If you want to, you can target feed it w/the krill or some frozen mysis or brine shrimp but don't overdo it. I wouldn't feed more than once a week. Good luck and keep us updated! :)
     
  4. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Thanks amcarrig, I think I'll take your advice and just leave it be for now. It seems to be really making a good recovery, and you just can't beat the price! ;D

    Sorry to see you are feeling blah today! Cheer up!
     
  5. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Free is always good in this hobby!

    I'm not really blah....I just like the way the little guy looks :)