Sun Coral Question

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  1. Warr7207

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    Is it possible to save this coral ?

    There are small polyps and they do seem to get excited when feeding fish roe.

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  3. Matt

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    If you target feed it I think it can make it. I've seen sun corals with the same tissue loss recover.
     
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    If their are heads eating then yes, but the dead ones will say like that, ie it does not grow over the old skeleton.
     
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    isolate the coral by putting it in an old clean tub of ice-cream with a small pump in the tub aswell. put the tub in your sump (provided your sumps lighting is not on for 24hrs a day) and feed the coral everyday for a week. just remember to replace the water often so nitrates in the tub don't sky rocket. if you feed heavyish you will not have to target feed. i never target feed mine i just isolate it with half a coke bottle and my sun coral is looking great.
     
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    I agree that it is possible to save it. It won't be easy though... you'll have to target feed it every day... imo
     
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    Cool, it has been eating, gets very excited when feeding roe.
     
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    This is a very good sign that it can be saved/will recover. Keep feeding it what it likes... ;)
     
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    How's the coral doing Warr, any success?
     
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    Slowly, slowly. It is feeding well

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    And check the coral's guardian angel on the left :D

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    If it was me I would remove it from my DT and put it in a place that does not get any light, that algae may end up killing it.

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    oooh she is an aggresive looking thing! Spice girl from hell! but that sun seems to be comming back well, nicely done. :)
     
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    shaun i think its in a low light nano as he has his mantis next to it, but that algae ia nasty looking thats for sure.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Shaun, just to the right of the coral is it's cave.

    Need to take it out for shooting and feeding ;)
     
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    Certainly looks promising, nice one :thumbup:
     
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    Good recovery so far. Well done. As above, I would be very wary of that algea. It looks nasty.
     
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    Thanks for the algae advice. It is a bit of a problem. I have the coral in the Mantis/refuge tank, which in it's own nature is quite nutrient rich. If I put in the main display tank, I am wary the coral just won't be able to handle the huge flow, predators and food competition.

    Maybe I should try find a dark part of my sump to keep it in.
     
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    Moving it to the sump might help, but you also need to start feeding it more often...
     
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    how many times should he be feeding it sihaya?
    Warr bud you must scrap the algae off with your fingers see what happens :):cursing:
     
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    IMO, at least every other day
     
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    The coral is looking a whole lot better Warren from the first pic. Well done and good determination
     
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