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Old 03-01-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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help with Elegance Coral


A few weeks ago I got this Elegance coral and it was doing real good.I put him on the sand bed in a med-low flow area. Then about two weeks later a went out an got a flame angel.
The day before I got the angel I also did a 10 gallon water change. It seems ever since putting the flame angel in, my elegance has closed up. Its been a few days now and I'm starting to get worried. I moved him this morning to a low flow area to see if that would help. No luck so far. There is this white slime comming off him.
I have watched the flame to see if it was nipping at him and I haven't seen any fowl play. I also tested my water today thinking I screwed up the water change somehow
SG=1.025
amm=0
rite=0
rate=.2
cal=440
KH=8
temp=79.5
anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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just lost mine after 3 weeks. Is it a Indo or Aussie. From all I read the Indo will not do good in aquarium,I found out the hard way. I also tried everything, at first it looked great, getting bigger and then all of a sudden gone.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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The guy said it was an aussi.
That sucks about yours. They are one of the coolest corals I have seen.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #4
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"There is this white slime comming off him. "

^ this is ether good or bad...

soft corals tend to "slime over" in the event of a change in params, pH, SG, elements....

now this slime coming off could mean it is coming back out, or if it keeps sliming and sliming, could be something in the water it doesn't like..
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"There is this white slime comming off him. "

^ this is ether good or bad...

soft corals tend to "slime over" in the event of a change in params, pH, SG, elements....

now this slime coming off could mean it is coming back out, or if it keeps sliming and sliming, could be something in the water it doesn't like..
Elegance corals aren't soft corals. They're stony corals.
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The problem is probably the Flame angel. Big meaty elegance coral polyps are kinda hard to resist for grazing fish.
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Elegance corals aren't soft corals. They're stony corals.
really???

hmmm... by the looks always thought they were softies....

do they still slime over like softies?

your the expert! I just know a little about softies, and nothing about SPS or LPS
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:47 PM   #8
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really???

hmmm... by the looks always thought they were softies....

do they still slime over like softies?

your the expert! I just know a little about softies, and nothing about SPS or LPS
Yep. Really.

No. They don't shed like softies. When they are stressed, they often produce excess mucus though. If this mucus is not removed, it can make the situation worse.
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Yep. Really.

No. They don't shed like softies. When they are stressed, they often produce excess mucus though. If this mucus is not removed, it can make the situation worse.
wow....

seems like I'm years away from knowing enough to keep some!
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I have removed the mucus with my turkey baster.
Do you think I should give it some time and see if it comes back out, or just return the flame angel?
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elegance corals are one of the more difficult corals to keep long or short term it seems. What kind of lighting do you have? All the params look good so I do not know... again they can be very picky and are only recommended by experts. And even then it's tricky
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:09 PM   #12
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I have a 4 bulb t5ho over a 55g.
I have seen on liveaqueria.com that they are not hard to keep. Maybe I'm wrong
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I have a 4 bulb t5ho over a 55g.
I have seen on liveaqueria.com that they are not hard to keep. Maybe I'm wrong
The Indonesian elegance are hard to keep. The Aussies, are relatively easy, IF they are in the right environment.

Here's a video of how I keep mine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7qqSbk8804
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I have removed the mucus with my turkey baster.
Do you think I should give it some time and see if it comes back out, or just return the flame angel?
I wouldn't use a turkey baster to remove the slime. You may suck up the coral tissue causing damage. You can simply wave your hand over the coral, and the slime will come lose. Then simply remove it with a small fish net.

I don't think the angel and elegance are going to be good tank mates. How you deal with that is up to you.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:54 AM   #15
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Thanks for the help. I have a little more flow then that, but like I said it was fine until I added the angel.
Now I just have to decide what I want to keep more.
Again thanks for the help
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