Heliofungia anenome not doing too well

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  1. shaikimtiaz

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    Had a long tenticle (heliofungia) anenome in my tank now for three weeks. it was doing beautifully until the last couple of days. since the weekend it has retracted its tenticles and has since not opened up. Please help me , what could the problem me. DESPERATE. :(
     
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    Welcome to MASA.

    Tell us a lot more about your tank. Size, how long it has been running, water parameters etc.
    Also filtration skimmer .......

    A few pictures will also help.
     
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    I have this 5ft tank for three years, I have an aquamedicT5 external skimmer, the filtration is ceramic rings, bio balls as well as crushed coral and NP pellets. S.G: 1025,NO3: 20ppm, PO4:0, Ph: 8.4, Ca: 400, Kh:9. Thank you for your response

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    First of all it must be on the substrate not the rockwork. Then, how much flow do you have and what lights. Did you feed it?
     
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    The Aquarium where I purchased it from said I could I put in onthe rocks , becoz of the lighting.
    I was feeding the coral liquid food. So I am not sure what wenr wrong.
     
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    The Aquarium where I purchased it from said I could I put in onthe rocks , becoz of the lighting.
    I was feeding the coral liquid food. So I am not sure what wenr wrong.
     
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    Move it to substrate. The rocks will damage it. What lights do you run and how strong is your flow? If the tentacles recover feed it some mysis. What fish do you have?
     
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    to clarify a few things

    this is an LPS coral not an anemone
    it is best placed on the substrate so as not to cause damage to the tissue when presses against the internalskeleton structure.
    it does best when fed on occasion..

    for us to properly advise you we need to know what your water parameters are.. please post actual values...

    and pictures will help ...
     
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    Just an observation, but it looks like your lighting might be a bit week. Mushrooms in pic looks bleached.
     
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