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I’m trying to find out what kind of brain coral I have. Also it is starting to shrink. What could be the cause of it?

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Pic is VERY BLUE but appears ty be an acan
 

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Can we get a white light pic? I thought hammer at first but see craters that says differently but again on a phone screen
 
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Just turned the light to all white so you guys can see better
 

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Definitely a euphyllia. It would help to post a thorough reading of parameter. If parameters are in the green zone, it might be a flow or lighting issue. Also check around the coral skeleton for any type of infection or parasite. Receding flesh around the base of the coral is not a good sign. Flip the coral & give it a good inspection & if all checks out it just might need a bit more flow & light but parameters need to be shared in order to narrow down the problem, NO3, PO4, ALK, Temps, Ca, Mg, PH, etc. good luck.
 
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Definitely a euphyllia. It would help to post a thorough reading of parameter. If parameters are in the green zone, it might be a flow or lighting issue. Also check around the coral skeleton for any type of infection or parasite. Receding flesh around the base of the coral is not a good sign. Flip the coral & give it a good inspection & if all checks out it just might need a bit more flow & light but parameters need to be shared in order to narrow down the problem, NO3, PO4, ALK, Temps, Ca, Mg, PH, etc. good luck.
Water parameters are

Salinity 1.024
Phosphate .25
Calcium 420
Alkalinity 9
Nitrates 0
Nitrites 0
PH 8.2
 
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You should be able to place it in tank (lower part of tank)
 

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Bring salinity to 1.025-1.026
 

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I moved the pump up higher and placed him on the sand bed. He instantly opened up. I’ll check him in the morning
There you go- on its way !!
 
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