Flower pot coral experts , is this normal?

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  1. FugeTown

    FugeTown Well-Known Member

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    ive had this flowerpot coral thriving in my tank for a good month and a half and it has been closing lately , I have been messing with my salinity a bit first I lowered it and now I brought it back up this morning a little from 1.023 1.025 when I got home it looked like this

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    Have any of you flower pot heads seen this activity before because I'm telling you it was perfectly healthy a couple days ago. My other corals are looking nice and parameters are good too I've checked them all .
     
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    Here's a pic from the side too hopefully it helps

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    I've had flower pots in the past, and they seem to do well for a while then they slowly starve. I'm not saying that is what is happening here, but thats been my experience with them.
     
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    Feed the tank some small particle foods like Reef roids , I'm not sure if it'll feed when it's closed up but if it opens up definitely feed the tank
     
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    Here's a pic of it Last week , looks pretty healthy and I've been feeding it brine shrimp juice which it shows a feeding response when I feed it. Did yours look unhealthy for a while before it died or did it happen instantly? And did it look like mine does in the last pic?

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    I feed my tank quite often but just there some more food in there, I did just clean my powerheads yesterday perhaps the water flow is irritating it since it's a little stronger now they are clean?
     
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    Iv got 3 and i'v had one for over a year and my clowns host it

    In the vid look for the clowns and you'll see them hosting it

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    Do you feed a very small particle food?
     
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    dang my clowns are lazy af time to fire them lol
     
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    I feed it brine shrimp juice it gets really fat and seems to like it when I feed it that, doesn't close up either seems like it's eating but never particle food I used to have a powder form food now I just have pellets small coral pellets
     
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    Try and get some reef roids or better still some gonipower..... I think thats what it's called
     
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    +1 for reef roids. Also, when I had a large softball sized green goniopora it would literally swell up like a balloon, yours looks very similar in that way.
     
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    Yea that's exactly what it looks like , each branch or whatever they are called look inflated. How long would yours do that for?
     
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    I just made some particle food , I crushed my reef frenzy pellets with two spoons into a powder ( I'm a mad scientist) the powder is in a frag shipping container with saltwater turning into a liquid food, I'll get reef Roids but I'm sure this will be better than nothing. I tried sprinkling some over the top of the closed Flower pot coral and the two clownfish instead of hosting were trying to steal from the coral lol I got some greedy clownfish.
     
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    It would get like that before the lights went out and by morning it would be fine. I don't have any old pics because it was years ago but I posted pics of it back on 3reef. I wouldn't bother trying to feed it while it's swollen. You can also make a container to kinda cover the goniopora to keep the food around it, I'm sure there's a diy thread somewhere about that.
     
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    Just shut off the powerheads and squirted some crushed reef frenzy diluted in saltwater and seems to like it from what I see

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    That's a positive sign. Good stuff
     
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    Definitely, I appreciate everyone's pointers here on reef2reef might of saved this one and gonna get some roids reef roids :D
     
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    Now my clownfish are viciously trying to eat the flower pot coral :( now they are completely closed my clownfish suck so bad making me so mad right now
     
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