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Anybody have experience with Symphyllia Wilsonis? Will mine ever regain it's original color?

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Top two photos are what it originally looked like when I received it. Bottom photo is the coral 3 months later. It has grown alot, but turned orange. It's healthy and eats, but I wonder if there is something I'm missing to get it's original color back. I never had a coral completely change colors without it being a bleaching/browning event. Crazy but I still love it either way.

PS: Excuse my potato phone pictures...

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My guess is it has slowly adjusted to your lighting and changed colors accordingly.... I don't know that you will see those original colors again
I have had corals adjust to lighting by bleaching/ browning, but I have never seen a coral change like this before. My camera stinks, but it is a vibrant orange with purple, green and blue streaks. I think I'll just give it a new name. It's the chameleon wilsoni! Lol
 

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I have had corals adjust to lighting by bleaching/ browning, but I have never seen a coral change like this before. My camera stinks, but it is a vibrant orange with purple, green and blue streaks. I think I'll just give it a new name. It's the chameleon wilsoni! Lol
Some corals especially LPS will change colors due to different light settings and even types of lighting
 
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https://reefbuilders.com/2019/10/02/australophyllia-wilsoni/ I saw this on reefbuilders interesting read. It says the most colorful ones are found in colder waters between 64 and 70 degrees. Worth a. read.
Funny you posted that.. I completely spaced out that I read that when I first got it. I have been running my tank at 76 degrees already so I just brushed off this article and forgot about it. Well, thanks for reminding me that this is most likely the reason for this color change. Hopefully (crossing fingers) it will adapt to warmer temps and will regain those sweet colors. Otherwise at least it's healthy and thriving. May not be the original sweet colors that I wanted, but it still is a good looking piece. I'll try and keep logs/photos of this coral and see what it does at warmer temps.
 
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I’m no expert on wilsonis. But the wilsoni that I have was literally on its way out when I received it. Basically I left it and forgot about it for a few months until it caught my attention.

I don’t know what the true colors should be. I can only tell you that the colors of the wilsoni are getting deeper and deeper every week and now there’s traces of yellow coming out.

First 2 pics are when I got the colony (March 2020)

3rd & 4th picture was taken today 8/1/2020

I’d say be patient, keep your water stable and hopefully it’ll turn around for the better.

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