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Color Morph Acan

Giannis86

Half a year worth of color change.

 

The change started slowly with PC 50/50 lights and really took off under leds



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thanks!

 

The color change started under my initial lighting (36W PC lighting) but it was very little to begin with.

 

After changing to leds the change started to take off. Not all polyps have green yet but they are changing. All off them do have yellow now though which they did not have when i first bought the coral.

The white has lessened a lot too all over the coral

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I've been told that acans look nicest when they are stressed. So change the water abit and the color should come back some. Ship them and they'll shine.

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NaClCrocodile

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What are they under now? Resonance, I'm pretty sure that looks like a healthy polyp to me...

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They look perfectly healthy to me too. What I've been told is healthy acans, can and will change color once settled. Thus looking differently than the first day in the tank. If you change the water parameters around, the acan will stress up abit and THAT stress causes them to be more colorful. This is what I was told by a so-called 'acan expert'. Fyi I have tried it on my only acan colony and it does seem to work. Colors will fade again over time though. I don't recommend doing this often.

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NaClCrocodile

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Hmm, that's interesting. I know mine were pretty intense right as the flesh was sloughing off the skeleton, but I think I was doin it wrong.

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First time i heard off acan coloration due to stress but i think this is not the case here. The change has been rather consistant over this course of time and every change happened very carefully. I paid extra attention in light acclimatisation to leds, taking 2-3 weeks in between small adjustments in intensity.

 

I have heard of stories of some acans coloring up beter in lower light conditions (mostly red colored ones) but this differs per specimen.

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Giannis, what I'm saying is if you want your acan to revert coloration to resemble the first picture, put it under abit of stress. The stress causes the acan to become more colorful - I know its counter intuitive... anyways this is what I've been told and I've only tried it once.

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Oo I think I might have been looking at the pics wrong lol. Fubar... so the bottom pic was it's original state and the top pic is current state. Wow nice morphing. Current state the acan looks less 'puffy'...maybe it is reacting to some change.

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nothing special..

alternating between frozen mysis, brine and cyclops eeze

All vitamin enriched

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