Brain Coral not opening

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  1. rudeboy1

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    Hi All

    Can someone please tell me what could be wrong with my brain.

    Its not opening. I bought it yesterday from a LFS and took it home put it in the tank and it was fine. Now today when I turned the lights on it didnt open at all.

    Its still has its red and green colouring but is not opening.

    My clams, tooth coral, mushrooms, bubble coral, zoo's, toadstool, star polyps, are all open just not that one.

    Is this usual? How long do they take to adapt?

    Thanx in advance!
     
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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    Not sure what Brain Coral you have...but found this...
    How to Acclimate an Open Brain Coral | eHow.com

    Where is the placement...? what light's do you have...? Maybe Light shock...worse case scenario...
    TrachyphyllidFAQs

     
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    Is there not perhaps something irritating it? Like a cleaner shrimp, hermits walking over it, angels or other fish nipping?
     
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    rudeboy1 Thread Starter

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    I have 2 shrimps that sometimes walk over it. I also have a bicolor which is not posing much of a problem with brain. I saw him nip him once or twice but ive been watching the whole time.

    So it might not be anything or it might be something big.

    He is right on the bottom. I have 78 watt of T5 lighting. My KH was a bit low the last couple of days but that is now sorted.

    Should I give it a few days or do you think this could be a fatal thing for the coral?
     
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