Why won't my coral open up?(Updated w/new location)

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by NYGiants, May 30, 2013.

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  1. NYGiants

    NYGiants Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Had them for over a week now and the one Ric on the bottom left just doesn't open up as big as the other 3 or so...

    Do you think the coral above it is bothering it, maybe taking in the light and shadowing it or anything else?

    Sorry If I sound stupid, I am a beginner to corals..

    Any advice??

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  3. tgood

    tgood Sea Dragon

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    They look fine IMO...
     
  4. NYGiants

    NYGiants Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Doesn't the one on the bottom left seem sooo much smaller than the rest? I saw it open up once but usually stays this size :-/
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I agree they look good. Personally I would not fiddle with them.
     
  6. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Look great on my end too.
     
  7. NYGiants

    NYGiants Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Fair enough, in that case since its been over a week, can I move them to a rock slighltly above so they aren't on the sandbed anymore... Think I have a perfect spot which has a overhang so they will not be completely in the light...
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    That is the thing about Ricordia, as a generalization they like low in the tank and sometimes at an angle such as vertical surfaces.

    One of the my pet peeves about this hobby is that regardless of where I think a coral should do best or the position in the tank in which I think the coral will look the best it's usually not the spot that the coral agrees with.

    Try it, but if you see any change in polyp extension you know the coral does not like the change.
     
  10. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    That thing looks like crap.....better send it my way
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    and mine! they look really good NY! I love rics and yours have really pretty coloration.
     
  12. NYGiants

    NYGiants Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Haha thanks guys... Might just have to ship them you way ::)

    So a quick update... I moved them a few days ago and this is their new spot... Rics seem to be doing well in it so think I will leave them here from here on out..

    Let me know what you think...

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