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  1. General Reef Discussion
    All of a sudden my emerald crab is showing way too much interest in my corals. Not sure if he is eating them or picking stuff off them. This morning he had a death grip on my golden yellow polyp.....I recently introduced new corals and that seemed to be triggering the issue. Previously he...
  2. SPS Coral Forum
    i just got a purple birdsnest coral and my peppermint shrimp keeps trying to eat it, should i move coral or get rid of shrimp?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Well in the last week my blue hippo began picking at a few of my lps corals. The tissue has been completely receded on my welso and it only partially reopens at night when the blue hippo is dormant. Are there any solutions to this and is there anything I can do to help my welso and candy canes...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Picked up a really good green star polyp frag for my 10g tank. I knew I had a bristle worm or two in one of my live rocks. I put the frag in the tank and they ALL opened up after about an hour. I looked back in there to see like 10% of closed in a line up the middle, I looked closer and saw a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So, had a little problem the other day. My wife and I were on our way back from Monterey, Ca to Lake County, Ca and stopped into San Jose at a fish store to add to our coral collection. We picked up some frogspawn and a couple other pieces. When we got home it was about 8:30pm so our atenics had...
  6. Reef Fish
    I have had this flame for a while now over 3 months. Why but why now he starts nipping and eating my acans. Only those corals. He seems to have a taste for them now. I have relocated the acans 2 or three times but he always finds them. I have put the acans on the bottom surounded by rocks and am...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    It's been a bad week for my corals, and it may be due to me jinxing myself by saying in a post that my clean up crew hasn't been eating my corals. Now I had a rock with 30 blue zoas that in 1 night was wittled to 4, and last night I had a plug with a thin finger leather coral (2.5 inches) that...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Just a quick question really that I'm having a hard time finding an answer to on Google. Would sand sifting starfish be a threat to corals in or on the sandbed? Mostly wondering if they would eat them. Has anyone had them eat xenia colonies or brains or anything or would this just not happen...
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