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  1. maj

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    ....to eat my soft coral?
    iv had the xenia in the tank since tuesday,i then got a benggai cardinal on thursday evening.
    Lastnite,my soft coral got chowed up:nono:
    now im wondering if there is a possibility of the cardinal eating the coral?
    i also have a lawnmower blenny,which always hovers close to the corals all the time.

    so it could be cardinal or lawnmower?
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    have you got hermits or perhaps one or two stow away crabs? if anything the lawnmower blenny is likley to bother the xenia more than the cardinal...

    but these are the unknowns and the mystery continues..
     
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    iv got 2 hermits,one red and one blue leg hermit.could be those guys?but i massive chunk of coral was eaten,could the hermit eat that much?lawnmower looks so innocent.......
    Very pricey snacks for these fish
     
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    PIC bud??? that is a close up of the so called "chewed coral"
     
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    i had a similar problem with Zoa's.... no matter what i did they perished in a few weeks ....... then i found a evil little crab, the crab met its end and the new Zoa's are flourishing
     
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    damn,i tried loading pics but my laptop bluetooth not picking up my cellfone.
    i just have stems left of the coral,i tried spottin the culprit by switchin off the lights and check who goes for the other remainin corals.
    i have read that the lawnmower could be the guilty party
    p.s,my cardinal doesnt want to eat,or hardly does...i tried frozen and flakes...he is too slow to get to it,then clown eats evrythin up.
     
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    This is whats left,just 3 stems(sorry for crappy fone pic)
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    could it be the red leg hermit crab i got that is chowing the corals,read now that lawnmowers wont eat corals nor will the cardinal.
     
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    is it not just getting used to the lights?
     
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    why u ask if its gettin use to the lights?it was in full bloom,but i can see it was chewed off by something.....
     
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