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Thread: my brain is swelling!!
12-12-2008, 06:01 AM #1
my brain is swelling!!
Well it did!! As far as I know neither of my two brains have ever done much of anything other then sit there. Today while staring at my tank as I do, I noticed the center of the brain was swelled up. Is this normal? It didn't dawn on me to take a picture until just now. ooops.
This is what it usually looks like. The light pink color has all turned to the darker reddish color now.
does this type of brain do it too?
this is how they sit in the tank
12-12-2008, 07:13 AM #2
they do that on occasion
12-12-2008, 12:04 PM #3
Do they 'open up' and extend feeder tentacles at night?
12-12-2008, 03:34 PM #4
0Originally Posted by kaybee
I'm pretty sure that the green one does. Actually, looking at it now the other one does too. It is just harder to see that that is what is going on. Thank you, I had not noticed this before.
12-12-2008, 08:35 PM #5
The one's I have open up wide at night, I wouldnt be able to place them as close together as you have yours, they'd end up stinging each other.
These corals can have voracious appetites and will appreciate occasional feeding of large food items (krill, mysis, etc).
12-12-2008, 10:47 PM #6
0Originally Posted by kaybee
really? Wow was I ever mislead at the LFS!!! This new "behavior" started when I started adding B-Ionic calcium buffering system a few days ago. I will spread them out a bit to make sure they are farther apart from each other.
Do I just put the food in the center?
here are a few pics
with the flash, and a nosey Dottyback.
no flash. It still amazes me the difference in color. But at least I know why! lol
12-13-2008, 03:09 AM #7
They should be 'swelled' or inflated most of the time. I think in the first few pics the bleached pink/red one wasn't doing well, but it's great to see that its condition has improved under your care. Feeding it will accelerate any remaining recuperation and growth as will the use of the part A part B additives you've been using.
The one on the left appears to be ready to seize food, it's feeding tentacles are slightly out (they will extend out even further, typically at night, when ready to dine, see post #4 of this thread http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=26838).
I usually use tweezers (or even my fingers) and let the mysis shrimp brush against the tentacles where they're immediately seized.
The two corals you have appear to be two different types of coral, and thus the potential of them extending stinger tentacles may arise at such close proximity.
Last edited by kaybee; 12-13-2008 at 03:11 AM.
12-13-2008, 05:47 AM #8
thanks!!! Those are wonderful shots!! One thing is for sure, the learning never ends. The red open brain I was told today should not be directly under the light? But the other likes the light.
I fed them today. Man I feel so bad.
12-13-2008, 01:45 PM #9
The lighting that the red one is under is fine, evident by it's recovery. There appears to be some tissue recession; regular feeding will help expedite regeneration.
How long ago was the the first pic of this thread taken?
12-13-2008, 04:37 PM #10
it was taken July 13th of this year. Should I feed it when it is expanded?