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  1. I got this Acan frag a few days ago. Everything was fine, it was eating and looked good. Suddenly this morning, I noticed a fleshy, bubble looking growth on it. It was tiny so I didn't worry much and figured I would look into it once I got home from work. Once I got home, it was now much bigger. I can see what looks like the coral skeleton in it, but O am not sure if that is new, or if it was part of an existing head, but I feel it was the latter as there was a head there before the bubble showed up. Anyone know what this is? Should I be concerned about possibly losing my Acan? Should I worry about this also affecting my other corals (Hollywood Stunner Chalice, Copper Pavona, Green Birdsnest, Neon Green Ricordea, GSP, Blastomussa Merlitti)?
  2. Ok, I have had this 3” GBTA for about 2 months. After a week of it being in the tank I added a 2-1/2” Maroon Clownfish to the system. The anemone was beaten up by the clownfish and all the long bubbly tentacles became short nubs and lost the bubble. After 5 days of the Maroon being in the tank I removed the Maroon, and let the anemone settle down and heal. BUT that was 2 months ago, and the anemone looks almost the same, it hasn’t healed much at all. I feed it once or twice a week (mysis) and it always accepts it. It is under very strong 10 x 3 WATT LEDs it gets about ~340 par where it is. It is still very green-brown color. It expells waste maybe once a week. My tank is 10 months old. It is a 10 Gallon with SPS, LPS, and soft coral comapnions. I run chemi pure blue and a hob refugium packed with cheato algae. I do water changes once every 1-2 weeks. I dose Aquavitro Fuel and Seachem PhytoPlankton. Its other companions is an Ocellaris Clownfish (not hosting) and a Neon Damselfish, with some blue legged hermits and snails (nothing picks at it). Its mouth doesn’t ever gape open. It is a little bit sticky to the touch. It gets 10 hours of lighting a day. (I also give it 1-2 hours of direct sunlight daily with NO ALGAE PROBLEMS. It gets a medium amount of flow. It still expands everyday to normal size, its just a majority of the tentacles are just short. Some have regrown bubble tips and some look like they are nothing. So after all of that is my questions 1.) Will it ever get better 2.) How long will it take to get better 3.) Should I trade it out for a different one at the LFS 4.) Has this happened to anyone else. Parameters pH: 8.3 Salinity: 1.025 Temp: 78.5 F Am./Ni.: 0 ppm Nitrates: 2 ppm Phosphates: 0.03 ppm Calcium: 440 ppm dKH: 9.5 Magnesium: 1430 ppm Thank You!
  3. 5 days ago. I got a duncan with about 8-10 heads. but in my tank, only 3 polyps fully extend. and the rest sightly open. Im not sure if their sick and i hope because all the ones clozed bave baby polyps growing. my ph levels and nitrate etc are fine though. and my other coral (an acan) is thriving. I never touchted the magfloat to clean algae and they slowly extend a bit more but not fully. is it ok ( I know duncans are moody). i hope it is because it is my centerpiece. please tell me
  4. Please help me determine what is going on with my rock flower anemone. He has been in the tank for a couple weeks and he seems to have been doing fine. He has eaten some brine shrimp and otherwise has been just anchored to a rock. He now appears to have his mouth open and has a white string of something coming from it. It would seem that he may be dying, but I’m not sure why or if that’s right. Should I try to let him ride it out or remove him?
  5. I have cycled a Biocube that I recently stocked with a Fire Goby, a cleaner shrimp, a pistol shrimp, a Yasha Goby, A Cardinal fish, and some frags. Everything else is doing great, with the exception of the cardinal, which is now lodged under a rock with a cherry under his eye. He's been fine thus far (he's been in there two days) but now he is whittling away. Is there anything I can do for him?
  6. I currently have a 5 gallon tank that is currently on life support. I'm preparing to move it's contents (the shrimp goby pair and a single hermit crab - many disasters ?) into a 29 Biocube, but it houses a yasha goby - pistol shrimp pair in the meantime, as it has for the past 8 months or so. They've been doing just fine, until about two nights ago. The morning was business as usual, with the fish out and about, but when I went to see the tank after lights out the yasha goby seemed very ill. It was swimming vertically into the glass, shoved into the corner, jumping out of the water, etc. It's burrow was plugged up as usual. I ran a few tests, everything was as usual, so I went to bed. He disappeared in the morning, and two days later he popped up again, business as usual? Anyone know what happened here? The two of them have grown on me, and it would be awful to lose them this close to the move. Thank you, and sorry for the long post, -LJR
  7. Hey everyone! I just noticed some "flaking" on my oldest clownfish and i'm really nervous! i dont want to lose her, what does she have?! I have posted a pic so everyone can see. water parameters: ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 5~ i recently changed salts (if that matters) i did a 20% water change. I was using aqua forest, and now i changed to frits rpm. please help! I really want to act fast in hopes of saving her. Last night, i fed her and she ate no problem. Its only been 1 day that i've seen this flaking of her scales on her (its on her right side). I added some stress guard that i had in hopes of calming her down and healing abit until i can find out what i really need to do! thanks
  8. Hello, I'm really worried about my clowns. I have 2 clownfish in a 10g FOWLR; tested the water last weekend, and the ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates are at zero, pH at 8. Everything was fine until my male clownfish had some stringy poop a few days ago and stopped eating today, so I put a dose of Prazi-pro in the tank. A few minutes later, my female clownfish starting doing backflips, completely flipping from head to tail. This is NOT twitching/dominance, etc. When I try to Google this all I find is responses about clownfish shaking and this is completely different. I uploaded a video at the link below, hopefully it will finish processing soon. She had been totally fine before and seems to have calmed down since. Both are acting lethargic near the sand right now. I'm new to the hobby and leaving on Wednesday for Thanksgiving so would really appreciate any advice to help heal both my clownfish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wghCRVniQZA
  9. Hey guys! just picked up a watermelon favia colony that I bought at an auction and it seems to be missing two heads right in the middle. The auction picture showed that it used to have them. Whats going on? should I be worried about this?
  10. SPS Issues strike again! Any idea what this could be? The polyps on my digitata are retracted and have been all day. Im worried about it, but that could just be because one of my acros just died from tissue necrosis. Water tests fine, I cant test my alk because i ran out of tests. i moved it to less light. It was pretty high up in the tank but my lighting isnt SUPER powerful. HELP!
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