Urgent help needed Brain coral dying???

Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by King_Triton, 18 Jul 2013.

  1. King_Triton

    King_Triton

    Joined:
    27 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Midrand
    Hey guys my brain coral was doing well until a few days ago.. Or at least I think.. It's not getting fleshy anymore and certain lines on it seem to be getting white. Looking a bit too stoney.

    Can someone maybe tell me if this is normal? I'm not sure if it's getting too much flow, or too much or less light. Sorry for the cell phone pics [​IMG]

    These pics will help see where exactly its positioned.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    You can also see where the pumps are. There's 2 Sun suns and a resun 15000.
     
    Last edited: 18 Jul 2013
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. erratiC

    erratiC

    Joined:
    8 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    804
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Durban
    If I may ask, has anything changed in the last couple days?
     
  4. King_Triton

    King_Triton Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Midrand
    Hi erratic. No nothing has changed. I did a water change on Sunday night that was all. All parameters are in check. Checked this evening as well. You can see from the other pics that the doughnut coral which I even moved is doing fine, and so are the rest. So that's why I'm wondering what could cause this
     
  5. Bendor

    Bendor

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Pietermaritzburg
    That brain is very retracted. The same happened to mine when I introduced a false lemon peel angel. Only realised later he was nipping at my fleshy lps. I took them to the lfs to allow me time to catch the angel and they bulked up to normal size within a day.
     
  6. King_Triton

    King_Triton Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Midrand
    Might be my banner fish. It gets a little fleshy and then retracts. But the past couple days seems to be this way. I didn't notice it pecking at any corals though
     
  7. devesh.r

    devesh.r

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2011
    Posts:
    1,550
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    johannesburg(Lenz)
    Hey check the butterfly fish, my on kept pecking on my brain coral every now nd then till it died.
     
  8. King_Triton

    King_Triton Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Sep 2012
    Posts:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Midrand
    Thanks devesh.. I'm keeping an eye on it. Let's see if he's the cause
     
  9. jimilutz

    jimilutz

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    421
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Randburg
    This was the case with one I bought a few months ago. I started giving him a piece of hake when I wake up and his feeding polyps are out, it worked very well. I have just bought another that is also in a bad way and am doing the same thing. It take him about 5mins to eat and I have to chase the shrimp away with the forceps while he is busy or else they bother at him.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Brain coral dying Forum Date
Urgent help needed My brain coral dying ? Urgent Help Needed 11 May 2010
Clown biting at open brain coral General Discussions and Advice 20 Oct 2016
Brain coral not thriving General Discussions and Advice 11 Jul 2016
[wtd] Soft Corals, Elegance, Brain, Doughnut, Red/Rose Anemone Wanted 18 Feb 2016
Xmas 2015 Brain Coral Handpick Jungle Aquatics 28 Nov 2015
Plleeease help!! Open plate brain coral General Discussions and Advice 13 Oct 2014
Urgent help needed Help me save this Brain Coral Urgent Help Needed 14 Mar 2014