Fox coral melting away

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Fox coral melting away

Postby victorianlady on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:37 pm

I bought a fox coral a couple of weekends ago. It was damaged in transport, and is "melting away" ... each polyp looks healthy one day, although the one next to it is shrinking away. The next day, that one shrinks away too. Out of 15 polyps, there is only one good one left. Is there any way of preventing something like this from happening? What is going on? I was told that this coral is easy care. I want to save it if there is any chance! It was the prettiest think I'd ever seen ...

Thanks for the advice. -- Emily
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Re: Fox coral melting away

Postby shoota on Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:35 pm

Make sure your lighting isn't too strong, or flow too strong or something. Have you tried to move it to different places in your tank? Tried any dips, like revive coral cleaner or lugols? I feel your pain. Just had a nice zoa colony melt away on me that I bought at the frag swap.. It sucks, and its puzzling sometimes trying to figure out whats causing it. Good luck
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