coral advice

  1. alexxxxkv

    EMERGENCY Brown spot on duncan axifuga

    What could this be? I introduced this coral along with 2 other frags yesterday (my first corals), and now I noticed a brown spot on it. It wasn't there yesterday.
  2. Zoa_Fanatic

    Candy Cane Corals not inflating

    I've had these guys 8 months. They've gone from 2 heads to 20ish. The last 2 or 3 days they haven't wanted to inflate at all with the tissue held close to the skeleton. Tank is nearly 7 years old. Parameters are: Nitrate - 5ppm Nitrite - 0ppm Ammonia- 0 ppm Calcium - 520 ppm pH - 8.2...
  3. Zoa_Fanatic

    Kentucky Anyone in KY with Cyphastrea for sale?

    Im in the central KY area, near NKY really. Looking for a cyphastrea frag. Looking for meteor shower or another bright color. Lemme know.
  4. S

    Mushroom Coral splitting!?

    Can anyone tell me if this mushroom is splitting on its own I've only had it in my tank a couple of weeks but it's never behaved this way before.
  5. A

    What’s wrong with my Acan

    I purchased this Acan a few months ago... and it was gorgeous! But it has seemed to deteriorate the last few months. And it probably didn’t help anything when we had that snow storm in Texas abs lost power for almost a week...But even before that it was t looking great. I moved it down to the...
  6. djm

    Possible Hitchhiker?

    Hi Guys, I added my first coral to my tank on Monday, a single Rasta Zoa polyp. I did a coral dip using Coral RX Pro and Seachem Reef Dip. Over the last couple of days I’ve noticed something that appears to be growing out from the base of the polyp. Any ideas what this can be?
  7. S

    Acan coral behavior

    Hi Everyone, I had this acan in my tank and was doing well. But I could see one of the heads half deflated. I am not sure if this is normal or not? Can anyone please help me? I have attached both before and after pictures. Thank you so much in advance.
  8. djm

    Duncan vs Hammer

    Hi guys just looking for a bit of guidance and a steer here. I have a Fluval spec marine (basically the Fluval evo 13.5G) but a 16 gal version. All with the stock setup / lighting etc which is It’s been up and running for over 3 months now and is stocked with 2 clowns, 3 hermits and 2 turbo...
  9. JuliaRuss

    Newbie needs some help!

    Hello! I am a saltwater newbie: been running a fully cycled Fluval Evo for 2 months now. All equipment are stock. The ph has not been super consist, but for the last two weeks it has been a steady 8.3. Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate have been consistently at 0. Salinity has been steady at...
  10. Zoa_Fanatic

    Leptastrea garden?

    Can multiple leptastrea be mounted on the same surface and live together? I’m thinking of buying another color if so.
  11. Zoa_Fanatic

    Ric FL shrinking

    I have had this ric for like a month. I left yesterday to go out of town and came back today and it’s shrunk to half it’s size. Is this normal? It’s 1/3 up the way in my biocube 32 led. Anything I can do to bring it back?
  12. Zoa_Fanatic

    Zoa heads getting smaller

    I have several zoa frags whose heads are getting smaller. They aren’t melting and they’re still reproducing fine they’re just smaller. If they’re ok I don’t see it being an issue I like my polyps to be relatively the same size anyway. The zoa in question are my vamps in drag, purple monsters...
  13. F

    Is this coral bleaching?

    I purchased this coral from a local shop thinking it was a cyphastrea (it may not be perhaps but it's something close-ish). Does this look like it's bleaching? Perhaps the light is too strong but the polyps seem to have good coloration and extension but the base tissue looks completely white...
  14. Zoa_Fanatic

    Acan Coral help

    So I just won an acan coral for dirt cheap in an auction online. Is this the dangerous kind of acan (like is it a lord or an enchenata)? I don’t know much about these guys so I’m looking for some help. Can I put this in a tank with my Zoa or will it kill them? If I put it in my 16 biocube led...
  15. 66cts

    Coral ID

    I recently received a new coral for free after buying a new Prime 16HD, Trying to figure out exactly what this coral is since I'm new to saltwater. I currently have a EVO 13.5 and have the prime mount 10 inches above water, Any tips for acclimation mode and Lighting programs? I have GSP, ORA...
  16. G

    Coral Frag Plug Help?! New Reefer

    Hello all, I’m new to reefing and I have started off my journey with a Red Sea Max Nano, all is going very well! I bought my first coral yesterday which is the torch you can see in the photos, I think it’s happy? Anyway, it’s come on this big black square frag plug which doesn’t have a stem...
  17. RedFishReef

    Crab broke up my Palythoa Frag can I save it?

    I bought my first 3 frags a week ago today. The one in the back was the Paly at it’s finest, at least in my tank. At the LFS it fell off the plug during bagging but i took it anyway. After a few days i loosely attached it to some dried epoxy with fishing line. My blue legged hermit crabs had...
  18. kkircher

    Help hammers and frogspawn keep melting

    Help needed. In the last 10 days I have lost 2 hammers, an octospawn and currently a frogspawn. They have all showed the exact same symptoms. They retract for half a day then look like they pumps start to disintegrate and then polyps bail out. I have not seen any brown jelly. I have...
  19. 66cts

    Coral Hitch hiker ID

    I recently purchased a aquacultured ORA Vargas Cespitularia and these strange acorn looking things are growing on the frag, I know they’re alive since I’ve occasionally seen them come out and retract
  20. I

    Coral Reduction After Water Change

    Hey, I recently had a problem in my tank. It’s about 7 weeks old but it was going really well and I couldn’t really tell what had happened. All my corals were open but after i did a 20% water change they all closed up and none have opened back up since then. I thought it might be that one of...
  21. L

    Octospawn dying???

    I’ve been struggling with this colony for nearly 3 weeks now. About a month ago, these heads were beginning to split, which they did. But seem to have never recovered, and now I’m worrying about polyp fallout. When I feed about 2 days ago, the bottom head perked back up and looks half normal...
  22. Zoa_Fanatic

    Xenia stealing nutrients

    Will Xenia rob a tank of nutrients if allowed to grow out large? I read that in another post on another forum but that sounds like crap to me. Dad had a bunch in his 180 that just disappeared one day. Just trying to make sure these dudes won’t rob my tank of all nutrients and kill my Zoa collection.
  23. Zoa_Fanatic

    Attaching Xenia

    I’m about to get some pulsing Xenia that’s loose. How the heck do I attach it to a plug or rock or whatever? Not sure about the size of the frag I’m getting.
  24. Zoa_Fanatic

    Leather coral question

    Ok so I am not new to reefing. I’ve been doing this like 8 years. I am however new to leather corals. I’ve got a line on a great little toadstool leather frag I’m picking up Thursday. My question is do these dudes sting other corals? And what about the toxin they release into the water? Do I...
  25. T

    Duncan Coral Help

    So I just watched the tidal gardens video on Duncan coral and their Duncan’s polyps were al stretched out and flowy like a torch coral. Does anyone know why mine looks like little stubs? Or how to make it look more opened up?
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