View Full Version : Elegance coral plz help!!!!!

09/20/2017, 06:35 PM
Hi my names John I just bought an elegance coral from liveaquaria and it came in yesterday. During the day it looks all nice and puffed up but at night I can't seem to help thinking that's it's receding. I have pics below. It's the first 2 pics.

09/20/2017, 06:38 PM
Do a water change and see if that helps.

09/20/2017, 06:40 PM
Doing one right now

09/20/2017, 06:58 PM
All my parameters are good and I have other lps corals growing amazingly. Still doing a water change though. And I'm assuming you guys thinks it's receding too.

09/21/2017, 04:38 AM
photobucket sucks..
But you do know that corals will close up at night and come back out in the day right?
(not sure if you are new to corals or not)..

Plus in your other post about this same coral you said it was expelling zoox..
Is it still doing that? Did you move it to a lower light area to acclimate it slower..

09/21/2017, 06:18 AM
Looks fine to me. I'd give it some time to adjust before messing with it.

09/21/2017, 07:42 AM
it no longer expels zoox. And I do know that corals do close up at night. But I've never seen the skeleton of a coral like that before at night. Maybe it is just the way the coral closes up at night. I never had an elegance before so... but it's supposed to look like that right?

09/21/2017, 07:45 AM
Doesn't look to be a problem...
IF its opening in the day just fine then it is what it is..

09/21/2017, 07:54 AM
The coral as soon as the lights turned on (which was like 5 min ago)
Daytime pick

09/21/2017, 08:04 AM
totally fine..

09/21/2017, 08:04 AM
I hope it's ok! What size was that? I want one! I have a little credit at LA and that's on my wish list.

09/21/2017, 08:20 AM
I got it at a "small" size but it came in huge about the size of my fist. ��

09/26/2017, 02:20 PM
wow, thanks! Might get one while I have 15% off.

09/26/2017, 04:47 PM
It looks perfectly fine to me as well. It will also close up during the day occasionally, so don't freak when it does. It took my wife about a year to understand that it was just doing what Elegance corals do - expelling waste and then reinflating with clean water. I've had mine for about 4 years - it's skeleton was maybe 3-4" when I got it - it's now closer to 12". It will prefer living with it's skeleton buried in a sandbed so that it's fleshy part can rest on top. Medium flow, medium light especially at first. They are generally found in turbid lagoons where visibility is reduced and therefore so is the lighting. Give it time and it can adapt to brighter lighting.

09/26/2017, 06:03 PM
Mine looks the same at night, and as billdogg suggested it will often do it during the day a s well.

Mine will sometimes close up enough you can see its entire skeletal rim. Just start to worry if it doesn't open back up.

Beautiful elegance BTW.

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