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Is it normal for my Blue Velvet Damsel to pick on my brain coral (Trachyphyllia)?! Came home from work yesterday and the coral was all shriveled up like it had been disturbed. He normally plumps up to about 4 to 5 inches. I thought it might have been warfare since it was sandwiched between a large scoly and an acan colony. Moved the brain coral away and put my camera on him. He plumped up nicely this morning until the damsel started picking at it! To my knowledge, he has never done this to any other coral in the tank. The damsel has been in the tank since setup 18 months ago, but the brain coral was just added 2 weeks ago. Why is he doing that? What can I do to keep him from picking on the coral?! Butthead Damsel's first attack this morning... Another... And the most recent attack... Where I originally put the brain coral...
dcom posted a topic in Nano Reef JournalsHi, I've seen videos were lobos and scolys lye next to each other and I really like the color contrast but in my experience, whenever closer, these corals attack each other. In two separate occasions my snails or fish had pushed an acan and a trachy next to a lobo and the lobo has digested part of those corals tissues. I've lost a piece of the acan and a big chunk of the trachy's head. For now, I've placed epoxy rings to prevent them for touching each other. Is it just this single lobo that is so aggresive? or should I definitively maintain a good distance beetween all of these corals? PD: in the pictures, the circular purple/green piece is the killer. The other two are its victims. Thanks