Branch Open Brain coral dead within two hours

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  1. Raven

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    Hi,

    So yesterday I bought two open brain corals - of which one of them was a branch open brain, and the other the normal open brains.

    Both corals was put into the tank after 30-40 minutes of acclimatization process.

    I had to go out for the afternoon so had to "rush" this a bit...
    Last night (that was after +- 2-3 hours in the tank), the branch open brain already lost about +- 90% of its flesh. :-(
    So I guess it's not going to make it at all... :-(

    The other coral is doing ok, and fed last night on bits of mussels.

    Any reason on why a coral behaves like this?
    Was my acclimatization to fast?

    I've checked - no fish nipping at it....
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Do you have a pic of the coral, im not familiar with a branch open brain.

    What are your water parameters and lighting? Sounds like your tanks parameters are very different from the shops and the corals were shocked.
     
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    I'm also not familiar with a branch brain coral, I think you may be referring to a torch or hammer or frogspawn coral possibly, or a trumpet coral? These are extremely delicate corals and can sometimes be damaged in transit as their soft fleshy 'skin'? can be easily torn from the hard skeleton.
     
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    as mentiond before, can we get a pic of the affected coral
     
  6. Raven

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    I'll take a pic tonight for you..
     
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