Elegance showing signs of distress

Elegance can be very touchy. Used to just get to a certain point and die like some goniopora.

Australian Elegance seem to be better.

Can you get a white picture without blue..

My first thought was budding too. It does happen.

Yea if it was on the sand moving it up may have been the problem, not only that corals once established do not like to be moved. Elegance prefer the sand because there skeletons are sharp and the weight of the flesh can damage them plus it is where they come from mostly in the wild. Allot of the lps with cone type skeletons do.

I have had lps detach from the skeleton too, polyp bale out. A lot of corals can do it but elegance is one polyp so you do not want it.. Not sure the cause then.

I would get a icp test make sure nothing is happening with the water like heavy metals just to rule that out.

How high are the nitrates? You may want to get them in check depending on how high.

I would look at any changes that have happened over the last several months. Depending on the energy reserves a coral has and the stress event(s), when stressed it can take weeks to months for a to show. I would try to think back to when it first started to shrink and list anything that happened then.
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Elegance can be very touchy. Used to just get to a certain point and die like some goniopora.

Australian Elegance seem to be better.

Can you get a white picture without blue..

My first thought was budding too. It does happen.

Yea if it was on the sand moving it up may have been the problem, not only that corals once established do not like to be moved. Elegance prefer the sand because there skeletons are sharp and the weight of the flesh can damage them plus it is where they come from mostly in the wild. Allot of the lps with cone type skeletons do.

I have had lps detach from the skeleton too, polyp bale out. A lot of corals can do it but elegance is one polyp so you do not want it.. Not sure the cause then.

I would get a icp test make sure nothing is happening with the water like heavy metals just to rule that out.

How high are the nitrates? You may want to get them in check depending on how high.
Best I can do in lighting. Sorry! Working on finding a good app for this. She has definitely dropped what looks like a new foot (?) the little tentacles in the sand are plump and moving like they are kneading the sand. The flesh above it def looks like a Dali painting as someone mentioned, like it’s melting. The rest of her flesh looks normal…
 

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8 months ago, she was originally in the sand. Hoping for the best. She was an incredible specimen. The foot in the sand that’s new has full polyps and they are moving in the sand. The tips are bright yellow and similar to the rest of the animal

hi Sorry I just saw this.

hi Just saw this, sorry. Will post parameters in the morning, did all new tests earlier…
Yes I spot feed her frequently.
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I would look at any changes that have happened over the last several months. Depending on the energy reserves a coral has and the stress event(s), when stressed it can take weeks to months for a to show. I would try to think back to when it first started to shrink and list anything that happened then.
Hi. It’s only been about 10 days. Then the droopy melting skin thinks happened
 
Hi. It’s only been about 10 days. Then the droopy melting skin thinks happened

So starting from 10 days ago what changes have happened? I would think that internally the drooping had to start days to weeks before it was visable. Was there a big change in the average temps, changes in feeding, changes in dosing including carbon dosing (adding labile DOC) changes in equipment, changes in maintenance, changes is stocking, any livestock deaths? And go back several months.
 
I just looked at the picture you posted. It could be it sepperated out a juvenile colony but it kinda looks like part of teh main colony has come detached from the skeleton. Looking at teh water parameters a lkalinity is on the low side and you didn't list magnesium, PO4 is normal for reefs so I wouldn't worry about it but if you lower it be sure not to go too low (.03 mg/l).
 
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