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Old 09/02/2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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My Alveopora has turned completely white..

Hello...Iím pretty new to the hobby, but am loving it so far. However, I have lots of questions, so I apologize if this is a dumb one...

I have a biocube, and I bought an Alveopora a couple months ago. At this point in time, it has turned completely white. It still retracts at night, and comes out in the light, although itís not as full as it used to be. That combined with the color change makes me nervous that Iím somehow killing it....or have already killed it. Iím hoping that it is still salvageable, so if anyone can help me with advice/information, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so much!

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Old 09/02/2019, 10:17 PM   #2
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Are you feeding it?
Cheers! Mark

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Old 09/07/2019, 01:03 PM   #3
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Ime Alveopora and gonipora like lower light, mine are near or on the sand bed and partially shaded by over hanging coral or rocks. The way yours is acting sounds like it is in more light than it is used to. It will either slowly acclimate itself (if the light is acceptable but just more than it's used to) or die if the light is just too much if this is the case (if you leave it in that spot). The easy way to check this is to place something between the lights and the coral so it only shades that specific coral. Needle mesh, or sheer cloths work well. If you do this and it looks better and better after a week or so, once it looks all happy I'd move it to a shady spot. If you want to try to acclimate it slowly allow a little more light to hit it by moving the coverage or starting with a few layers of coverage and removing one a week or longer.

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