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Old 04/14/2015, 09:01 PM   #1026
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Thanks UKMarineGuy!

First, I recommend pelleted food for bad rescues. The corals seem to digest it easier than unprocessed foods (like mysis). Once a rescue is taking the pellets well, then I switch to more natural foods. I make my own blends of raw seafood and seaweed (plus whatever freebies I've accumulated from frag swaps, samples, etc.) In bad cases, I dose amino acids (I have only used Zeovit's) right around when the lights go off. Then I feed an hour later. The combination of amino acids and darkness really help get corals to feed.

If there's torn or necrotic tissue, I remove as much of the dying tissue as possible. Then I use a combination of super glue and super glue gel along the skeleton and into the healthy tissue area. If you just glue necrotic tissue, the tissue won't reattach to the skeleton. Super glue was developed as basically wound stitches for the military, so use it like you would do for actual stitches. If you accidentally get too much on healthy tissue, just leave it. It'll peel off easily in a day or two, just like it does off your skin. If you try to remove it too early, you'll just cause more damage.

Your scoly doesn't look too bad. If it's taking mysis and cyclopeeze, then it's probably well on its way to health. Try to offer a varied diet until its color completely returns. Any idea what happened to it?


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Old 04/19/2015, 10:24 PM   #1027
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Acanthophyllia rescue is doing great! Coloring up nicely.

New rescues!



This was a nice acanthophyllias but hair algae and lack of feeding got it good. Gonna be a challenge to bring this one back.



This was a beautiful lobo in its entirety but it all died so my co worker put it through the bandsaw and I wanted to take it home. It's been doing great and at night is always asking for food with its feeder tentacles out.


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Old 04/20/2015, 02:22 PM   #1028
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hey guys i may not be in the right place but looking for advice im day 20 in to my first ever tank its a small 10gal on set up day as i was adding my live rock i discovered a small just over a nickel sized brain coral who is damaged with skeleton showing after day 3 it never puffed up and no feeders appeared so i started moving rock around on day 5 and he detached i moved it to the lowest flow and low light area in hopes it might come around its been 15 days since then im feeding it 2 brine shrimp when its feeders appear about every 3 to 4 days about quarter sized now tips please


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Old 04/20/2015, 02:32 PM   #1029
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Looks like you're well on your way. The only suggestion I would add is to "turkey baste" every now and then to blow away any dead matter/tissue. Good luck.


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Old 04/20/2015, 02:48 PM   #1030
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thanks taipan i can breath now


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Old 04/20/2015, 03:37 PM   #1031
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You're welcome - but I wouldn't use me as any form of "expert" advice. I'm sure others will have nuggets of information to add. Cheers.


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Old 04/20/2015, 09:11 PM   #1032
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Keep it low light and feed whenever you see it's feeders. I like to feed every other day. Keep an eye on the coloration and make sure it isn't bleaching. I'd try to target feed it smaller foods like dr g's liquid oyster food, mysis, or go with prepared foods like coral frenzy or coral smoothie. I tend to mix brine, mysis, and oyster feast together with some tank water and spot feed when I don't use the products I just listed. Make sure you have stability in your system. Stable parameters is the most key component in any system especially for damaged corals. Keep an eye on temp, salinity, alkalinity, and pH


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Old 04/21/2015, 11:05 PM   #1033
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Thumbs up 2 Week Update.....Good News.....

Scolymia is recovering well. Tissue has reformed over the exposed skeleton on the perimeter. It is eating and has full mouth extensions and puffs out. It is reacting well to lighting and food stimuli.

Please refer to my initial Post#1020 for the "before" pictures.










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Old 04/29/2015, 06:42 PM   #1034
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Hey Mech,

Been away and busy so not on the forums as much. Yeah the scolly is getting there, no real healing that i can see but it is opening up and quite happily eating a mix of Fauna Marin LPS colour pellets, mysis and cyclopeze. I havent touched the flesh as yet, it does seem to puff up a bit during the day and ive moved it to a new home under a large shelf so its shaded more and in a lower flow area. Ill get some pics asap. From what i know it was hit by a Goni and just left in the shop to rot, shame but now it has a new caring home

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Old 05/04/2015, 10:06 PM   #1035
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Hey UKMarineGuy - been away a bit myself! Keep us posted...awesome work so far.


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Old 07/05/2015, 09:41 PM   #1036
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Some more rescues. That acanthophyllia is on its last leg but I see some feeders out as I feed it. They all seem to be doing well. Just got these guys on Friday.


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Old 07/05/2015, 09:41 PM   #1037
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If it comes back, it will be a nice one.


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Old 07/26/2015, 10:13 PM   #1038
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Hello! today a friend gave me this coral, it is very bad and bleached i think because of very poor lightning and bad water... I placed it in a medium flow area and Im planning to feed twice a day with DR Gs clam max... The coral has not a lot of feeding response and not extending tentacles, but it opened all mouths and i think he ate just a little bit...
There is the picture a few months ago... Any advices?


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Old 07/27/2015, 01:10 PM   #1039
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heeeey!!! someone here? hahahaha


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Old 07/27/2015, 03:24 PM   #1040
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A bleaching wellso is hard to care for.. Just keep it at low light and try reef chili or some mysis or oyster feast from dr g.


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Old 07/28/2015, 06:56 PM   #1041
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A bleaching wellso is hard to care for.. Just keep it at low light and try reef chili or some mysis or oyster feast from dr g.
The wellso started to eat pellets, and clams max from dr gs do you think i still need to feed with oyster feast?
I put the coral inside a container in the aquarium to take it out completely when feeding twice daily.

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Old 08/12/2015, 05:12 PM   #1042
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Hello everyone. I recently acquired what I believe is a Wellso Brain coral from a friend. The coral wasn't doing to well and is now in my QT and I'm trying to save it.

It was looking to be progressing for the first week or so but I am not too experienced with rescue and am unsure how to proceed to save this coral.

The previous tank just had some algae issues and poor water quality that lead to this.

Here is a picture of the coral just a few minutes after turning on the lights in the QT:




Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Old 08/19/2015, 03:31 PM   #1043
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Old 08/21/2015, 10:47 AM   #1044
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Old 08/27/2015, 08:00 PM   #1045
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That's a heck of a turnaround. Nice rescue!


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Old 08/28/2015, 03:00 AM   #1046
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I bought 3 Scoly's online
2 are perfect one has its mouth permanently open and is not inflating
I carefully squirted some coral frenzy over it after lights out and its mouth seemed to open a little more than it was
I then dropped a few FM pellets on it, it seemed like it rolled them to its outer ring where the stinging tentacles come from, can it feed from there if it cannot feed from its mouth? Or only from its mouth?
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Old 10/22/2015, 07:42 PM   #1047
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I have a wells that was stung by a torch ejecting a head. This was a few weeks ago and it seems to have gotten a nasty white fungus along the wound. I cut back the infected part but even after super gluing the edge the flesh keeps pulling away from the skeleton. Does anyone have any advice?

I've been dipping in iodine and using revive, tried to feed but no luck, I've had this piece around a year.


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Old 02/04/2016, 09:40 PM   #1048
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I rescue this war coral. The fish store gave it to me for free thinking that it will die... Well, that wasn't the case

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Old 02/11/2016, 03:32 AM   #1049
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I'm in the process of saving my acans from my chevron tang. It loves to eat acans for some reason! The tissue has receded to the point the skeleton pops thru the tissue. I hope they pull thru!!!


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Old 03/12/2016, 10:29 PM   #1050
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Heres a couple chalices that i picked up when fairly new to the hobby. I completely killed them to the point there was no tissue left (100% skeleton), placed them in a shaded corner of the tank and after a little bit i noticed a bit of colour in the eyes.
The first pic was taken quite a while after they were dead. And now, here they are today...
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