View Full Version : Elegance coral sick

09/19/2017, 05:01 PM
I just bought an elegance coral from liveaquaira.it looks healthy and everything but I really don't know what's coming out of its mouth. There is a brown log looking thing coming out of its mouth. Is it pooping or is there something wrong.

It's only the first 4 pics the others where for diff uploads

09/19/2017, 05:11 PM
Typically during shipping there may be an increase in zooxanthellae inside the coral..
Then they can/will expel that excess when the light levels increase to regulate the amount in them..
Its also sort of a sign of too much light too fast and its letting you know to reduce the light/acclimate it slower..

09/19/2017, 05:49 PM
So should I try moving it to a more shaded part?

09/20/2017, 02:17 AM
I cant see the image here in australia ,i have had elegance since i first started and still have my original one plus another huge one , i find them fairly tolerant dont freak out during first few weeks if it was me , they dont like to be blasted in flow either so make sure they are in medium flow and light , i sit mine on the outer edges of the light tubes

09/20/2017, 04:23 AM
So should I try moving it to a more shaded part?

yes for now to acclimate it slower to the lights..

Aussie elegances are supposedly much easier to keep/maintain vs an Indonesian one..