help with Blastomussa coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by 4age, 16 Aug 2012.

  1. 4age

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    Hi guys

    Today i got a Blasto frag, frag wasnt doing too well and some polyps were starting to melt away, but decided to take a chance with it...gave it an iodine dip when i got home, then added to my temp holding tank..any advice on keeping blasto's...what can i do to stop it from melting further?
     
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  3. NJH

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    I have several blastos and they do not like alot of light nor too much flow. When buying blastos only choose healthy colonies.
     
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    Yip, medium light and medium flow. Typical LPS stuff. They can go to high light areas but has to be acclimated over a long period of time. I feed mine frozen brine and mysis as well as frozen fish or lobster eggs.
     
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    what you guys think of the pic..can that blasto colony be saved?
     
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    Try and put in shadowed area with low flow so long till you see some recovery. They usually look so when travel bad, give it time
     
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    Yes it can by cutting or fragging the bad parts off so that new healthy growth can occur. (Not personal exp just what I have read in reefhobbyist magazine
     
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    so the blastos are doing ok..the parts that were receeding have melted away, but the rest of the colony is doing ok...have a few more heads coming out..moved them to a nice spot. what you guys recommend i can feed to bring out their colour
     
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    Mine is not picky what you feed it. I use a various food including fish eggs, brine, mysis, red plancton and then my own concoction of freeze dried foods.
     
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    IMO just leave it!!!!!!! dont fiddle dont move put it in one place and leave it! that piece still looks 100% compared to what i have seen survive! ;)

    Good luck
     
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