Urgent Sun coral dying :((

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by dpruitt7450, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    Actually, thee guys can deal with nearly 0 flow, all the way up to a medium strong flow. They're very tolerant of either, as long as they're being fed regularly.
     
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  3. dpruitt7450

    dpruitt7450 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Just tried this I use to do this all the time and he would come out right away, but there wasn't any luck.. he won't come out I'm pretty sure he's on the verge of dying.. any more types for an urgent recovery.. he looks more gray everyday :-X
     
  4. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    I think your sun coral is already a goner, then. What I'm seeing in the pictures is ridgelines of the skeleton at every polyp, not tissue. That's part of the reason why it smells bad; it's rotting.
     
  5. dpruitt7450

    dpruitt7450 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    So should I just throw it away and give up? My fiance gonna freak when I tell her this lol.
     
  6. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    I agree with b. Your sun coral has gone to sun coral heaven.
     
  7. blackraven1425

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    There's nearly no tissue left on it already. It's already pretty well dead.
     
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  9. dpruitt7450

    dpruitt7450 Bubble Tip Anemone

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  10. Renee@LionfishLair

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    This is all good advice....for your NEXT tubastrea if you so choose to buy one again. That one is pretty much a goner. They can come back from poor conditions, but I don't really see anything promising in your pics at all. Sorry.
     
  11. Magnus

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    I don't mean to sound like a roosterhead. And I'm asking this as a semi-ignorant on the subject and definitely not looking to argue.

    How else do they feed in the wile? Do they catch little pods and eat them? I do feed mysis to mine as well, but I just assumed they filter feed as well, since I'm positive nobody goes down the reef to target feed them daily :p

    Thanks for any clarification, bud!

    - Mag.
     
  12. blackraven1425

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    They catch things floating by. They live in caves and other dark areas in the wild. They usually live upside down, in highish flow areas.

    Filter feeders basically do the same thing, but the term "filter feeders" tends to refer to things that catch that are microscopic do tiny sized, and don't usually use tentacles. A filter feeder usually would be like a feather duster, or sea cucumber, or porcelain crab.
     
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