Elegance coral

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Picked up my first lps today which is an elegance coral I understand corals can take a while to open when put into a new tank but I’ve noticed stringy/gunk around its tentacles looks wrapped around could this stop it from opening or is a coral strong enough to break that thanks

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Sorry the pic is not very clear but it is wrapped around a lot of tentacles

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Also do I bury the skeleton under the sand or leave how it is thank you

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Nice looking elegance, I'd leave it un buried to be honest. Looks like a nice specimen? Is it a mucus type slime!? They release that when irritated.

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Looks like it's coming away from the skeleton, although the green colour suggests it might have been that way before you bought it?
Possibly hidden by the tentacles if it was fully open then.

What are your test results for:

ammonia
nitrate
phosphate
alk
cal
mag

And what light do you have (and what settings if there are any)

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I’m just doing a water change currently so will test after I’ve done that it looks a lot better this morning opened up tentacles extended

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I’m just doing a water change currently so will test after I’ve done that it looks a lot better this morning opened up tentacles extended

That's looking a lot happier, hopefully it was just sulking from the move.

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I’ve actually moved it again the flow was a little high we’re it was placed and it’s more calm I’m gonna run down to my local hardware get some pvc pipe for the skeleton to sit in see if it does try to reattach I can see a line looks like it was starting to come off at a guess and I only have a fluval evo 13.5 with the standard light

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They don't need a huge amount of light in my experience.    Were the params okay?

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Yep all seems normal my nitrates were a little high so I did the water change but gone back down now thanks for all your help il send a picture in a few days show how it’s doing thanks everyone

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Reply #10

Nice elegance coral ,was probably sulking as mentioned,
I had one years ago and got rid of it after about a year , reason being they can and will capture you're fish and eat them , So be careful and if you notice any fish missing but can't see the body anywhere then you know where it's gone , just a little heads up of what they are capable of doing .
Dave
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Picked up my first lps today which is an elegance coral I understand corals can take a while to open when put into a new tank but I’ve noticed stringy/gunk around its tentacles looks wrapped around could this stop it from opening or is a coral strong enough to break that thanks

Mine looks just like this when it is not open, or has eaten, or i've annoyed it somehow

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