Kenya Tree Help!!!!

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  1. 8inch

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    Hi All,

    My Kenya Tree has detatched itself from its rock but looks to be in good health - should i be worried?
    All water parameters are good - no other hostile tank mate in close poximity.
    Thanks.
    Dan.
     
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  3. ed

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    he might not b happy with his position, where did u place him?
    Also make 100% sure that your water parameters is right, there might b someting wrong
     
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    Kenyan Tree Help

    Kenyan Trees are not a difficult species to maintain in captivity but do require moderate water flow and decent lighting. Furthermore, weekly addition of trace and coral growth supplements tend to have a positive influence on their sustainability. In spite of your water parameters being within spec, a significant water change (20%+) with a quality salt can only be beneficial providing temp and pH are the same as the DT's. More sinister happenings may be afoot - look at the base for signs of decay or emaciation. If this is evident, utilise a proprietary coral dip as per manufacturers instructions. Hope this helps.
     
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    He is about 30cm from the surface with moderate water flow under 150W MH.
    Water specs are good - calcium a tad bit high at abot 460ppm
    pH = 8.2
    SG = 1.026
    KH = 9
    Temp = 24
    NO2 NO3 and PO4 all at bottom limits.
    He is still inflated and apart from being detached seems to be quite healthy.
    I've had for about 3 weeks now.
     
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    Nitrates could be affecting him...
    Do a coulpe of extra water changes and im sure the he will come right
     
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    Hi,
    I've never heard about a kenya tree detaching itself from it's rock..

    When they're not happy they will close, deflate and you will note a mucus around it.
    It can even change colour (more dull) when they're not happy....

    Can it be that it was never attached properly on the rock?
    My advice would be - attach it again using string or rubber.
    Make sure that it gets a mild water flow, and it should attach it self in 2-3 weeks time..
     
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    Thanks for the advice Raven.

    I don't think it was properly attached when i got it but it was attached nonetheless.
    I will attempt to tie him down and see what happens.
    The good thing is that he still inflates well and is responsive when touched.
     
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