View Full Version : Favia alive?

04/02/2012, 10:58 AM

Is this alive?? I've never seen it look aNy different. Just started with corals so not sure what dead ones look like.

04/02/2012, 11:10 AM
I'm no expert but it looks like it still has tissue on it so I would say it still looks alive. Does it put out feeders after the lights shut off?

04/02/2012, 11:12 AM
Move it to a darker spot in the tank with less flow looks irritated.

How long has it been in your tank?

04/02/2012, 11:17 AM
I've never really noticed it look any different even after the lights are out. Will it be a significant difference or just something small?

Also I just moved it to one of my other tanks right before I took that picture, I thought maybe it wasn't getting enough light in my big tank so I moved it to my tank with LED lighting.

It was in my other tank for like a month though.

04/02/2012, 11:22 AM
What are the water params?

04/02/2012, 11:25 AM
I had the same issue with mine. I never could tell if it was dead or alive...so I gave it away.

04/02/2012, 11:29 AM
If it was dead the flesh would start to fall off\peel away from the skeleton. Or start to lose color then show skeleton....

04/02/2012, 11:35 AM
Also Favias\Favites don't really show much difference in appearance like Candy Canes\Trumpets, Torches, Frogspawns or even other brain corals. My watermelon has looked the same from the day i got it - it may puff every now and then when feeding but for the most part it looks the same all the time. Now my Trach coral is a different story...

Check it at night during feeding time....