Acan issue

Cowlesdc

New member
Hi all,

I have three colonies of acan's in my tank. I have had one for 2+ years, one is 4 months old and one about 2 weeks ago. Both the older colony and the newest addition are doing just fine. However, the one I have had for a few months has been a real pain.

It did fine for the first month or so, then I noticed some tissue loss. I then dipped it in MediCoral and bam back to big beautiful and happy, then about a week later it started to not look so good and wouldn't open all the way. Well, I have been through this dip process now 4 times. I dip it and get a week of it looking happy and healthy, then a week of concern before I dip again. I have tried 3 different locations in the tank, it is currently near my oldest colony which is happy, and its still stuck in this cycle. Any Ideas how to make him permanently happy?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
 

carmodpg

New member
I would stop dipping it so much... 4 dips in a couple month period seems like overkill to me. Some acans can be funky, I have a couple that do the same thing. The key to keeping mine nice and fluffy is spot feeding mysis (or reef roids) every couple days. For one that is struggling, it is always best to turn the flow off to ensure that the food doesnt blow away.
 

Cowlesdc

New member
Thanks for the advice. I dont want to be dipping either, but its the only way to get them to be fluffy. They will stay fluffy and beautiful for a week after the dip and then contract. I will try spot feeding them more and see if that might be the case.
 
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