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Bubble Coral: Wheres the Bubbles?


MJD

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I just opened my box of corals from saltwaterfish.com and the bubble coral doesnt look like bubble coral at all! Theres just a skeleton. Is this normal?

 

This is my first time getting LPS shipped to me. Will the bubbles inflate?

 

Quick responses will be greatly appreciated,

 

MJD

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I just opened my box of corals from saltwaterfish.com and the bubble coral doesnt look like bubble coral at all! Theres just a skeleton. Is this normal? ... Will the bubbles inflate?

 

I think what you are seeing isn't abmornal. Go through the normal acclimation steps and keep an eye on it.

 

There are a couple healthy-looking fogspawn and bubble frags at my LFS that are mostly skeleton with a live polyp in the middle and they took most of a week to properly extend.

 

My first frogspawn frag was like that as well. It didn't look normal until almost a week had passed.

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I still dont understand.

 

What don't you understand?

 

The coral is ticked off and has withdrawn as far as it can. Once it is in the tank and spends a little time in a pleasant temp, salinity, and lighting (not too much at first), it'll come out.

 

If it doesn't, either: 1) they sent you a bum frag, 2) it didn't take to your tank, 3) you didn't acclimate it properly, or 4) some combination of the previous 3.

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Bubble coral do have skeletons.

 

It should inflate once its acclimated.

 

It tends to retreat back to the skeleton once it's stressed, touched, or under nightlights.

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vinnyismyname

its normal my bubble coral dose that whene a fish comes to close or stresed its normal it will inflate once aclamated as dds4 sead

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Thanks

 

I acclimated it first by putting the bag in the water for an half hour. Then dripped for 45 minutes. I could now see a couple sac like bubbles. But only around the outside.

 

Did anybody else order bubble form saltwaterfish.com?

 

MJD

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Sounds fine..Continue acclimating..My bubble deflates almost every night to just a skelton. I have had it for over 10 years and is contiues to thrive...

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