Is my candy cane corals ok? (seem like they are dying)

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So let me give you some context, I just got these corals 2 days ago. They do not look good at all. These are blue candy cane and kryptonite candy canes. I want to do everything I can to save these corals. I know this might be stress from transport
 

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So let me give you some context, I just got these corals 2 days ago. They do not look good at all. These are blue candy cane and kryptonite candy canes. I want to do everything I can to save these corals. I know this might be stress from transport
They are dying. Without the context of where they are in the tank, ALL your parameters, your flow, your lighting, your filtration, when the tank was set up, etc., we can't help.
 
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They are dying. Without the context of where they are in the tank, ALL your parameters, your flow, your lighting, your filtration, etc., we can't help.
New to this sorry, they are in a 120-90 par zone. Med-high flow. Bio balls, sponge, nitrate reactor, they are in a high spot of the tank. I haven't tested parameters, what should I check for?
 
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Yes they are in really bad shape and most are dead. When they arrived were they looking healthy, shrunken up but no skeleton exposed or were just some looking bad or all of them? At this point it doesn't look promising but you could try a couple things, 1st making sure your water is as pristine as possible and 2nd dipping them in iodine or some other dip meant to help corals recover.
 
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Yes they are in really bad shape and most are dead. When they arrived were they looking healthy, shrunken up but no skeleton exposed or were just some looking bad or all of them? At this point it doesn't look promising but you could try a couple things, 1st making sure your water is as pristine as possible and 2nd dipping them in iodine or some other dip meant to help corals recover.
looked exactly like this, the kryptonite still has its color under bluer light
 

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Man those are pretty
Thank you, I've had them since about mid November.
The key with corals is to start with a healthy specimen. The stress of transport and acclimation to a coral is high enough. To do that to a stressed and unhealthy specimen is almost certainly a death sentence for the piece.
 
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@Pistondog has it right there. Test for everything. If there is tissue there is hope. Provided all your parameters are spot on there is a chance. But, that is a big if.
 

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Tissue loss and recession. Does it have a chance?
Yes, but slim. Moderate light and water flow. Blow off gently with a turkey baster.

Temp 77-79
ph 8.1-8.3
salinity 1.025
nitrate < .04
alk 8-9
ammonia < .03
mag 1300
CA 440

what test kits are you using?
Age of tank ?
RO water or tap water from the faucet ?
 

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Did you buy them from a store or online?

Research everything you buy. Not only to make good choices but it also let's you know what a good healthy specimen looks like so you know if you should walk away from a sale.

If you have any questions we are more then willing to help with your tank. It's a lot of information to take in and many right ways to do it, some easier then others but nonetheless many routes to a nice established reef.
 
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