button in trouble

bkmorris

New member
i already posted this in the lps forum but no one seems to be responding... and i am worried about this little guy. i got this button coral from steve a little while ago and it looked GREAT in his tank... but it never inflated again after transporting it. here's a pic of it now...
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ack!
water params are:
nitrate=0 ammonia=0 pH=8.2 nitrite=0 sg=1.023 temp=80 deg.
it is in my 26g with 130 watts from pc's.
how do i save it? also, am i correct in assuming it is a Cynaria lacrymalis?

thanks guys, i appreciate your help!
 

Pico1

New member
First of all I would raise your salinity to 1.025 but over a long period of time, if you do it too quickly you'll add to it's stress. It looks like its sideways, is it recieving enough light? Also it may be in too much flow as LPS like lower flow.
 

bkmorris

New member
nope, it's got plenty of room away from other corals
my trumpet, zoas, and mushrooms all look fine, too.
 

Unarce

Unshackled
It's been awhile, but I think Cynarina don't like too much light. A good spot would be in the sand, facing directly up, with low flow.

It's hard to say if it's been infected with some type of bacteria or protozoa, but a Seachem Reef Dip might help. Those white dots on the flesh don't look normal.

If it still extends out feeding tentacles at night, some tiny pieces of silversides might help nurse it back to health.

Good luck!
 

bkmorris

New member
thank you everyone :)

ok i moved it to the sandbed in a low-flow area and put a little bit of formula one soaked in vita-chem gently on its mouth..... i sure hope it recovers!

any other ideas are still much appreciated!
 
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7511557#post7511557 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Unarce
It's been awhile, but I think Cynarina don't like too much light. A good spot would be in the sand, facing directly up, with low flow.

It's hard to say if it's been infected with some type of bacteria or protozoa, but a Seachem Reef Dip might help. Those white dots on the flesh don't look normal.

If it still extends out feeding tentacles at night, some tiny pieces of silversides might help nurse it back to health.

Good luck!

Damn for an SPS man you hit the nail on the head!
 
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