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Old 03/08/2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Blue Lobophytum acclimation

How long does it normally take for blue devils hand coral (lobophytum sp.) to acclimate to a new tank. I bought a frag about a week and a half ago and my frag isnít looking so great. Not spreading, kind of looking droopy, doesnít look as bright and colorful as it did in the fish store. Looks a little pale around the edges of the fingers. Sort of looks deflated and unhappy. How do I know if Iím accidentally killing this thing? What does it look like when itís dying?? My tank is undergoing a minor bacteria bloom and I think that may have something to do with how it looks (not enough oxygen perhaps).

Iíve tried adjusting my flow from an mp10 and fiddling with the lighting (ocean revive t247) but it only marginally perks up. Still doesnít stop drooping and wonít spread out. Iím new to the hobby and I was told lobos and toadstool were hardy coral for a beginner. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 03/25/2018, 02:55 PM   #2
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As long as you don't see tissue necrosis I wouldn't worry. I have a lobo which took 1 year to show polyp expansion.

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