Why does my elegance do this ?

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Opinion no science behind it, I notice mine doing this to either flush new water through itself, kind of like cleaning, and when I feed phyto it does this, my thought is its trying to inflate with as much phyto as it can to eat it. Just personal experience no science...
 

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Mine has never done this but likely an issue with :
Salinity
lighting
water flow
temperature
Nitrate
PH

Moderate light and water flow
Temp 77-79
ph 8.1-8.3
salinity 1.025
nitrate < .4
phos < .04
Ammonia < .03
mG 1300
Alk 8-9
CA 440

Here is Mine:

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Opinion no science behind it, I notice mine doing this to either flush new water through itself, kind of like cleaning, and when I feed phyto it does this, my thought is its trying to inflate with as much phyto as it can to eat it. Just personal experience no science...
Interesting. I feed phyto as well, but have never seen this with my Elegance
 
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Did your elegance ever return to a “normal” state?

Mine is super poofy right now. I didn’t know it could inflate that much. But I placed him just under an overhand that gets good light but not too strong for the purpose of acclimation.

As for water parameters, mine are:
Temp 78-79
ph 8.05-8.2
salinity 1.025
nitrate < .5
phos < .04
Ammonia < .01
mG 1325
Alk 8.58
CA 423

I've just not seen elegances inflate so much.

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Mine did inflate a lot, but the tentacles were always long when it did so---not retracted like yours in the pic. Anyway, definitely don't count on me for any good advice regarding elegance coral because mine died a couple weeks ago. ;Dead I think it had that elegance wasting disease. At least, that's what I'm telling myself because it couldn't possibly be my fault;)
 

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Did your elegance ever return to a “normal” state?

Mine is super poofy right now. I didn’t know it could inflate that much. But I placed him just under an overhand that gets good light but not too strong for the purpose of acclimation.

As for water parameters, mine are:
Temp 78-79
ph 8.05-8.2
salinity 1.025
nitrate < .5
phos < .04
Ammonia < .01
mG 1325
Alk 8.58
CA 423

I've just not seen elegances inflate so much.

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Mine doesnt puff out as much but it does retract a few days every couple months and will only have short tentacles for the time. Ive had mine for i think 4+ years now
 

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Okay,

I was curious if this was perhaps a light seeking behavior.

Or if this was a precursor to the dreaded elegance coral syndrome (ECS) I’ve read about.

I’ll keep observing since he is starting to slowly return to form and stretch his tentacles out again.

Thanks!
 
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