Goniopora swollen

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  1. Keanan

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    I've just seen my goni all swollen, apparently this is the second time this has happened and what I could find on the net is that it is feeding. I know it is a hard coral to care for so please dont jump down my throat but it has been doing well(new polyps growing) since I got it, about two months back.(just hope I didnt jinx it, as when ever some one asks about my tank or something, something always go wrong:p)

    Could it be feeding? The thing is I have not fed it recently. And the first time it happened I was told my arrow crab was riding it.:whistling:

    The swollenness is receding and the polyps are more out now, but was bigger than in the pic before I saw it.

    @RiaanP, @Tony, @leslie hempel, @viper357, @459b, @Alan
    and the rest of the MASA gang.:)

    Please excuse the very dirty glass.:blush:

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    Wow, I've never seen something like that before, never even seen a pic like that. Looks really odd. Can't offer any advice, sorry. I'll have a google in the meantime, see if I can find anything.
     
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    whoa
     
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    Obese Goniopora O_O
     
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    Thanks Dean, The two threads I could find info on, one said it is aggression because of the light not being enough and apparently all corals does this. And two of my globes were off but its on now.

    And the other said its not because of the light because they are found in caves so doesn't really need lots of light but that it is feeding.

    It is under 8 54w T5's in a 70cm high tank.
     
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    Very.:eek:

    This Is what it looks like now. Receding and polyps are closed.

    and again sorry for the dirty glass.

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    Pretty much what I found on the net. Either low light or preparing to warfare
     
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    Is that what happens when you overfeed and forget to do the release part....;)
     
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    must be.:lol:
     
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    Never seen anytihg like that before.
     
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    The swelling has subsided completely and the polyps are opening again.:) Will post a pic later.
     
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    Hi K.

    Our s did it a few times in the past , don't know what its about , but can just say its nothing to worry about as ours repeated it sometimes 2 weeks apart , then didn't do it again...

    Could it not maybe be sucking in water to flush the old out if its had some chemical warfare with another coral and needing to be cleaned off ?
     
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    Hi David

    Cool you say its nothing to worry about, some of the treads I read said the same thing. Could possible be that its sucking in water coz when I moved the magnet cleaner past it to clean the dirty glass :p the swollenness subsided a lot.

    The first time it happened was about 2 to 3 weeks ago according to my grand ma and aunt but wat could it be having chemical warfare with? There are no corals close to it but then again my pincushion has closed a couple of times as well as shed twice in the past week and a half. They are far apart though.:confused1:
     
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    Maybe not chemicals from corals then...
    Do you leave the magnet cleaner in the tank permanently or put any new carbons in ect ??
     
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    Magnet cleaner is in permanently and there is carbon in from the last time I bought, need replacing though.:whistling:
     
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    Under the felt strip (of some magnet cleaners ) that scowers( cont spell that one ) the algae is the metal magnet , maybe this is rusting from the salt water and causing a element that is irritating the coral , could also be a major cause of algae , not that you have a problem , just thinking out loud ...

    cant remember when last the charcole was replaced , but when the a/c is full it can start releasing toxins back into the water - could be where the Chemicels are from ??
     
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    Ok will check the cleaner.

    Algae what algae?:whistling: you mean the bloody diatoms and that red algae that looks exactly like diatoms.:cursing: And nope its not cyano had that, got rid of it but see some more.

    looking at it now, as can see in the pic below. It looks that when the goni is fully open that it could have a go with my frogspawn.:12:

    But the first time it happened I was told that my arrow crab was riding it and /or poking it.

    As can see the swelling has subsided and it starting to open again.

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    P.S the frogspawn is not open fully, in fact the the one head was almost completely close earlier.

    And will take out the carbon, need to get some more.;)
     
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