Help Please - Need to Save a Chalice

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  1. Michael B

    Michael B

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    Please can anyone assist with some advice on how to save this Chalice Coral (see picture) - is receeding badly & has algae on skeleton?

    Was high in tank (under T5 lighting) & now right at the bottom

    Thanks a million

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  3. Tobes

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    Google it and follow recommendations with regards to light, flow and feeding. Make sure all your parameters are also in check.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Here's some info on them - Quality Marine

    Is there any chance it was stung by another coral close by?

    Are your Calcium and Alkalinity levels ok?
     
  5. Michael B

    Michael B Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that Tobes & viper357 - yes it was stung by an acan, but has just continued to receed since then (will follow on that info - thanks again)
     
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    If it is continuing to recede then I would cut or break away a section in order to save the coral, otherwise you may run the risk of losing the entire coral.

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes i agree with Viper, use a sharp blade, or a dremel cutting disc if you can.
    Also get brightwell restore and coral dip to treat with after.
     
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    I've read that it is better to just break it by hand rather than to cut it and risk damaging the tissue
     
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    yes, for LPS u need a very sharp blade to not damage the tissue
     
  10. Michael B

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    Thanks a million folks for that - exactly what I will get him to do (appreciate all the feedback)
     
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