Urgent help needed Orange rics in trouble?

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  1. flamming angel

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    Hi all

    I have some very small orange rics on a rock, that are closing up and releasing some kinda white slime. All my parameters are fine. I have other yuma rics, pin cushin, polpys etc and all those are doing well. So i am not sure whats wrong with the rics.

    I have moved it to a low flow area and it is getting enuf of light. Any1 experienced this or know why????

    thanks
     
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    they Yuma or florida?
     
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    can you post a pic?
     
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    Hey

    Is it possible to get a pic? Are you dosing anything new, or is this happening out of the blue ?
     
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    @SIMS - its yuma.

    @chas - Will post a pic later. Really smal ones so hopefully i can get a good shot of it.

    @rakabos - Not dosing anything new. But since i got it from the LFS its been like that..????
     
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    Could be that its just pooping. Remember they eat and poop through the same hole....
     
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    yeah but its like they shedding or something....also they have closed up as in folder together cant see the mouth.
     
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    how small are they?
    When you say folded, do you mean they have folded onto themsoelves to form a ball (like when mushrooms feed)?
     
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    How long has it been like this? I know pincushions etc can shed and sulke for days on end
     
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    Been like this for abt 2 weeks

    Quite small ..smaller then a 10c coin. Yes they have folder like when they feed, but they have folder so much that they seem to be coming of the rock.
     
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    were they closed at the LFS?
     
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    say goodbye :(

    IME Yuma do this and just waste away. I still have not fingered what the reason is for this but I suspect it may have something to do with Alk although not in all cases. I have watched around 40 Yuma do this in 7 different systems. Can't seem to pin point the issue.
     
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    Ive had similar experiences with zoas. Some colonies just flourish while others melt away for no good reason...
     
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    they were fine at the shop
     
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    Had the same issue with orange yumas as well. They were in a nano for months and very happy. Then they just close up and waste away over a month or so.
     
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    so its goodbye.. no root or solution to the problem
     
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    Wish I could say what it was I lost a ton of money on Yuma's. Some of them were spectacular
     
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    ime , rics are more tempremantal than my wife when she has pms ..... they so awesome but so finicky @ the same time ....
     
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    Yumas are generally temperamental. Floridas tend to be hardy.

    I've also watched some stunning yumas melt away. Quite depressing.
     

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