What are signs of acropora bleaching

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  1. GAZBO

    GAZBO Fire Shrimp

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    about 5 days ago I purchase acropora humilis the polyps on the most of the main branches are not extending or barely extending and the tips are starting to turn white I have VHO lighting 2 blue 2 white 75 gal. the coral is about 3/4 tank height water parameters are normal if this is starting to bleach is there a way to save it. need help thanks and also I have a similar acro for 6 wks and is doing fine
     
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  3. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  4. GAZBO

    GAZBO Fire Shrimp

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    i can try but not a very good camera
     
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    there not very good pic you can kinda see the polyps out on the base but not so much any where else or very little
     

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    I am off to bed if there anyone that can help I'll check back tomarrow evening thanks for any input
     
  7. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The coral looks a little bleached but otherwise ok. The white tips are growth and the polyps will probably come back out after the coral adjusts to your tank a bit, assuming you have good water and enough light for it. Oh, and that's a montipora digitata. Not an acropora.