Help with coral

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I bought this catalaphyllia or  elegance coral, it was fine for the first two weeks, since then it has spent most of its time as pictured, there's always some string like substance hanging from it, can anyone give me some advice as what to do, all water peramites are ok.

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If you can see if it's mouths are open it maybe expelling waste.....do you target feed it? Have you changed any parameters in your tank? Mine was open 24/7 just closed a little at night and when was feeding. I lost mine this last week to a sudden change in p04.
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Cataphyllia are quite a strange coral. They like the water to be slightly dirty and don't want too much flow. I have had one for months now and it goes through phases of sulking for a few days. Just make sure it's not under too much flow

do you feed it at all and have you fed it recently? Could be having a clear out. They expel all water and refill again, sometimes they do this a few times.

Have you tested your water ?

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Tested my water on Friday all ok magnesium was slightly low but is bacp up today, turned off power heads today, have tried to feed, but  no luck

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What reading was your CA reading?
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CA was 440,

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Reply #6

Alk reading ?

Also put it in a shaded low flow area as in that picture looks like it being blasted with light.

Depending where it was harvested depends how deep it use to being but I would defo shade it for a while :)

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Thought they liked a lot of light

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Thought they liked a lot of light
Depends if it Australian or not as the others are harvested very deep mine use to love shade :)


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Mine too is quite shaded in comparison to other corals.

i wouldn't turn powerbeads off. Just have them so they're not facing the cat, :)

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Reply #10

It could also be reacting to the change in lighting, rather than the intensity itself.

What is the lighting you've got?

These from LiveAquaria back up the 'not needing intense light' idea;

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Lighting: Moderate
Waterflow: Low to Medium
Placement: Bottom
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Reply #11

It is a very agressive coral it stung and battered my clowns when they tried to host it they looked a right mess

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Yea. Anything mine has touched has been stung. It's got a stronger sting then my nem for sure.

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Lighting is a TMC luminair 900, going to move it into a corner tonight and see what happens

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