Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site

This repository is for research only. New discussions take place in our current Tropical Fish Forum.

Archivarium 2004
Repository of our 2003/2004 Topics
  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Problem with Colt Coral
 Forum Index > Marine Fishes and Corals  Search Board
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
New Members

Joined: 26 Apr 2005

PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)13:50    Post subject: Problem with Colt Coral Reply with quote

I am relatively new to the reef aquarium hobby, however, I have been doing extensive reading while attempting to build an Indo-Pacific shallow water ecosystem. I purchased my first coral (a healthy Colt Coral specimen) three or four weeks ago. It puffed up on the second day and appeared healthy and vibrant. The following day the polyps appeared and it was doing even better. Since then, it has been on a slow but steady decline. I left it alone as nearly half of the structure bleached (the part closest to the lighting). I have read that you cannot provide too much light intensity, however the fish store where I purchased it advised me to move it lower. This did not help. Subsequently, my intuition and the book, which explains that zooenthalage (sp?) will leave/die? with insufficient lighting, I then moved it higher in the tank. It is still not improving. Finally, my local fish store advised me to add a growth addititive to my tank. I do not think this will work since this is a photosynthetic coral, but I tried it anyway last night. I am at a loss for what to do next. This is supposed to be an easy coral to keep. What should I do next? Your help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance for your insights.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Location: Suffern, NY

PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)21:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tank parameters, including SG and temp might help. As well as hardware.
Kieron Dodds
Inside Aquatics
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Marine Fishes and Corals All times are GMT - 6 Hours Search Board
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L