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Shepdaddy99
03/19/2017, 11:17 AM
So I ordered a duncan, their website said in stock, but they were out, so they sent this instead as an apology. I don't want to say what they called it because I would like it identified without any influence. Had it two weeks agressively fed on pieces of krill several times. Never looks much different than this, mouth open, no feeders out day or night time. Any input would be greatly appreciated. The duncan was to be my first LPS, and was much more familiar with its requirements, this one remains a mystery.

vhuang168
03/19/2017, 11:44 AM
That looks like a VERY unhappy scolymia.


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Shepdaddy99
03/19/2017, 11:49 AM
Wonderful! How can I change that???

vhuang168
03/19/2017, 11:53 AM
Likes mid to low light, low flow


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Shepdaddy99
03/19/2017, 11:55 AM
Thanks! It was labeled as a fancy doughnut coral, not sure if that is accurate. Is this guy save able?

vhuang168
03/19/2017, 12:04 PM
Yes, flesh looks to be retracted but still there.


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Optionman
03/19/2017, 12:24 PM
Wouldn't order from that vendor again. Where are you located? Duncan are pretty common corals, carried by many LFS as well as reefers who sell frags. Search "frags" in Craigslist for local sellers and try to see what you're buying vs mail order.


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Shepdaddy99
03/19/2017, 01:15 PM
Nothing reputable within HOURS. Never dealt with private parties before. I just don't want to lose this one and HATE the idea that I am causing its degradation.

Shepdaddy99
03/21/2017, 07:21 PM
Well, it is dead, no doubt....reading more about them and seeing what condition it arrived in, I am peeved. Lesson learned!

kurt_n
03/29/2017, 11:09 PM
You didn't do anything wrong to kill that. That picture shows exposed skeleton/septa all over... the white radial "lines". They sent you a coral (a scoly) that they knew was on its last leg. Not only would I not do business with them again, I'd raise holy heck and get your money back - either through them or your credit card company. Not only did they not send you what you ordered, they offloaded something on you before it died in their tanks.

Reefiez
03/30/2017, 01:17 AM
I'd probably have paid 5$ for that, and do daily iodine dips and pray it comes back to life!

Sorry for the loss =(

Remember to be gentle with fleshy LPS corals! The flesh is pretty delicate, and I've lost 3 of my first trachyphyllia brain corals to my stupid rough handling and damaging the flesh against it's skeleton.

organism
03/30/2017, 02:18 PM
On another note always start LPS on the sandbed, preferably in the shade. They can burn easily in new tanks especially when they're stressed like that.