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I'm new to corals. I ordered my very first ones from seahorse savy and they arrived 10 minutes ago. I'm attaching pictures. I'm not sure they are alive. They are temperature acclimatizing right now. I know they can look bad when shipped but are these alive?

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Hard to tell from those pics. If the water is cloudy, that's not a good sign. Look for intact flesh or exposed skeleton. Once you dip them and get them in a tank, take some new pics and we can help out more
 

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Agree hard to tell. The middle two (the sun coral? And the zoas) are likely fine. The first looks a little rough but I can’t see what it is. The fourth, I have no idea what it is to really tell if it looks okay
 

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You won't really know until you drop them in. At least from my experience if you bag float for 30 minutes with lights on. You should see them start to color/open up. I know for all my duncans I have gotten they start to open just by bag floating in tank.
 
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Most of the corals are looking much better. The only one that is still looking a bit puny is the pulsing xenia. Any suggestions?
 

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if you don't have super powerful lights, then flow is more important. If they are getting blasted with direct flow, they won't want to open or pulse.
 

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I'm new to corals. I ordered my very first ones from seahorse savy and they arrived 10 minutes ago. I'm attaching pictures. I'm not sure they are alive. They are temperature acclimatizing right now. I know they can look bad when shipped but are these alive?

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They look good to me :)
 

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