ACAN coral care

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Hi guys,

I am after some help with my Acan, I have had him for around 9-10 months now and whilst all my other corals grow in size and stature he just sits on the shelf discreetly.

I target feed him (with a bottle over him) every other day with a red plankton, and you can see him closing down on the food when he's fed. I have moved him a few times, higher/lower in the tank, had him sat on his side to aide growth, but after a few months there is still no change.

He is currently sat on a shelf just off the sand bed, 50cm from the top of tank.

We have a 500 litre / 109 gallon tank. Recently upgraded our lights to V2 iLumenAir 1200. Two Hydor Koralia powerheads set on a 5 minute wave maker in the centre back of the tank towards either corner, so he has medium water flow?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Reply #1

Hi I have never really had much luck with acans, might be worth trying some lps pellets rather than the red plankton.


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Reply #2

There are lots of possible reasons:

I'd start with water parameters.  What are you getting for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, SG, pH, Ca, Kh, Mg? 

Next flow and lighting.  LPS tend to like low to medium flow.  Too much and they can get torn.

Physical damage from it getting bashed by you whilst doing tank maintenance?

Could something be eating it?  Fish?  Parasites?  I lost almost all my LPS to flatworms  >:(

Pollutants - zero TDS going in?  If not, could be a build up of heavy metals, or anything really.

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There are lots of possible reasons:

I'd start with water parameters.  What are you getting for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, SG, pH, Ca, Kh, Mg? 

Next flow and lighting.  LPS tend to like low to medium flow.  Too much and they can get torn.

Physical damage from it getting bashed by you whilst doing tank maintenance?

Could something be eating it?  Fish?  Parasites?  I lost almost all my LPS to flatworms  >:(

Pollutants - zero TDS going in?  If not, could be a build up of heavy metals, or anything really.

Thanks for the reply HK_Fuey

I do believe I have found the issue...

I target feed him every other day with red plankton and he seems to be bulking up, and what also seems to be a new head forming on him. SO I guess he's just a hungry bugger! Hahah


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