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Old 02-03-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Plate Coral Dying..Help!


Our green fungia hasn't been eating the past few days, and our clown fish would always eat the food off him and kinda irritate him, so we put him in a little cover to hopefully see if he would start eating, but he still didn't.. And then I tried putting him under more shadowing since he was in the middle of the tank and the light was shining right on him, but that still hasn't helped, and now he looks really pale yellow and like his flesh is coming off? Is there anything to do to save him..he is my favorite!
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:16 AM   #2
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You can try putting it in a more shaded spot and feeding it a little. Something I have learned recently is to not take them out of the tank no matter how bad they may look. I have one that actually lost some of the skeleton in an accident and looked quite a bit worse than yours. It is making a come back even though it is still missing a chunk out of the side. It has not been a fast turnaround either, so it may try your patience some.

I wish you the best with it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, yeah at this point we are just trying to leave him alone and hopefully he makes it. I did put him more in a shadow and that's when I started noticing the flesh coming off, and then our peppermint shrimp keeps coming up and picking at him and so I try to get him off..Hopefully he can make it
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:06 AM   #4
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plate coral


The best thing for helping your fungia eat is keep him in light but take a clear coke bottle rinse it thoroughly then cut the top 3rd so you can feed him exclusively and he'll get the food and the clown won't since you'll have him protected with the top half of the coke bottle it work's great I picked this trick of my good friend Anthony Calfo.

good luck hope it recovers for you

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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Thank you! I might have to try that..
A few days ago when he first looked irritated, we took a round piece of pcp pipe that fit around him and then stuck another piece on top of it so he wasnt cut off all light but the clown fish or nothing else could get at him, and tried that a couple days and still nothing So we took him out and now he is out in the tank again, so now im just praying that he survives through it, can't think of anything else to do..thanks for responding!
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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The cyno to the right of it could be irritating it?
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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Just an update on the plate coral...

We finally put it in a clear bottle from a vitamin water and cut it out to make it fit over him so no little buggers could get in there, seems like he is still struggling, but hasn't really got worse from the looks of it, we just have to put food in its mouth and sometimes its gone and sometimes its not..So hopefully the little guy is pulling through! Thanks for all the advice guys
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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I have a whole herd of fungia and the only times I've had problems is when first purchased, or if I got really bad and water quality suffered.
The trick I use to keep others from stealing its food is to feed at night after lights out. Corals are awake but fish aren't.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:07 PM   #9
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Oh! That's a good idea to, I'll have to tell my husband that tonight. Yeah the first two weeks or so he seemed fine and that's when he started going downhill, so he is still fairly new to the tank so that makes sense, and we tested the water last night and the nitrates were high, but would that have any effect on why he looks pretty much dead? Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:25 AM   #10
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The best thing for helping your fungia eat is keep him in light but take a clear coke bottle rinse it thoroughly then cut the top 3rd so you can feed him exclusively and he'll get the food and the clown won't since you'll have him protected with the top half of the coke bottle it work's great I picked this trick of my good friend Anthony Calfo.

good luck hope it recovers for you

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That's a gret idea !!
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:58 AM   #11
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vinyl you know the thread is almost three years old
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #12
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raise the plate up off the sand slightly. put it on a short section of PVC pipe.

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:44 PM   #13
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geoff this thread is three years old lol
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yep, just saying hi to VinylJunkie.

adding info for anybody else who may be searching also in the future. not everyone is post first search later.

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #15
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smart... didnt think about that
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