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Old 01/11/2018, 06:13 AM   #1
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Is this a healthy elegance?

Hello, new to marine tanks....had mine up and running for 3 months now. Bought an elegance from a LFS about 3 weeks ago and I'm just wondering if it appears healthy. Read quite a bit about them and I believe it depends where it's from and they can be rather difficult to keep. It seems happy, sticky tentacles that grab bits of shrimp from my tweezers and quickly manoeuvres to one of its 9 mouths. I'm just concerned that the tentacles don't seem as long as in pictures of healthy ECs. It also appears to be asexually reproducing....there is a tiny skeleton forming off one side just uner the tentacles. Can't see it when it's extended but will try get a photo later this evening when it closes up a bit.

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Old 01/11/2018, 06:57 AM   #2
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Looks healthy to me and has very nice color. The growth on the outside of the skeleton is probably a barnacle or something, I would scrape it off.


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Old 01/11/2018, 06:59 AM   #3
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Looks healthy to me and has very nice color. The growth on the outside of the skeleton is probably a barnacle or something, I would scrape it off.
It's not on the skeleton, it's hanging from the edge of the disk just under the tentacles and looks exactly like the elegance skeleton....just tiny, under an inch across. I'll upload a photo of it later when I can see it

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Old 01/11/2018, 02:21 PM   #4
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It's not on the skeleton, it's hanging from the edge of the disk just under the tentacles and looks exactly like the elegance skeleton....just tiny, under an inch across. I'll upload a photo of it later when I can see it

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Sorry really bad quality photo....but that's the little skeleton hanging off the lip of the polyp

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Old 01/11/2018, 03:22 PM   #5
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I totally gave up on those corals


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Old 01/11/2018, 03:54 PM   #6
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This is my first......hopefully it doesn't make me give up on them as they are beautiful! However.....I've given up in leathers (yeah...I know....the hardiest of corals!) I cannot keep them alive for more than 4 weeks.....no idea why! Everything else I have does really well

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Yeah I have that problem with leathers your not alone


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Old 01/13/2018, 07:55 AM   #8
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Elegance are typically found on the sand. Looks nice and healthy to me also.

Does it have a cone shaped bottom? If it does, put it on your sandbed deep enough so the polyps lay out on the sand when open.


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Old 01/13/2018, 08:09 AM   #9
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Elegance are typically found on the sand. Looks nice and healthy to me also.

Does it have a cone shaped bottom? If it does, put it on your sandbed deep enough so the polyps lay out on the sand when open.
I did have it on the sand, but it kept eating passing snails! It's on rockwork now, but have ensured it has plenty space to expand and not touch anything. It's has more of a long meandering skeleton rather than a cone shape

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I did have it on the sand, but it kept eating passing snails! It's on rockwork now, but have ensured it has plenty space to expand and not touch anything. It's has more of a long meandering skeleton rather than a cone shape

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Yup they are definitely known to eat a passing snail.

If you choose to keep it on the rockwork, I would suggest a flat rock where it can lay its polyps out and glue the hell out of it. These are pretty fragile corals and even a small fall can cause it to have an unrecoverable injury. Another reason most of us keep them on the sandbed besides that's where they are typically found.


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Old 01/13/2018, 11:15 AM   #11
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Yup they are definitely known to eat a passing snail.

If you choose to keep it on the rockwork, I would suggest a flat rock where it can lay its polyps out and glue the hell out of it. These are pretty fragile corals and even a small fall can cause it to have an unrecoverable injury. Another reason most of us keep them on the sandbed besides that's where they are typically found.
It's been reef putty'd in place! Seems to be happy and extending where it is, so will observe for now and move it if things change

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