03-25-2012, 01:37 PM
That doesn't look like an acan to me.
The salt mix we use is very caustic (as I'm sure you just found out) and can do quite a bit of damage to corals and fish alike. The best way to increase your salinity is to do a small water change with water that his a higher SG.
As for hydrometers vs. refractometers, have a look at the link in my signature to "A Component Breakdown" and read through the section on hydrometers and such. You will find there is a way to get a semi-accurate reading from your hydrometer.
03-25-2012, 09:35 PM
03-25-2012, 09:43 PM
Yup, they likey did get it wrong
That doesn't look like any acan that I have seen. More like some type of Colony Polyp or a type of Favites. I can't really tell from the pic
I would suggested googling those two suggestion so you can see if that is it
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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03-25-2012, 10:01 PM
I would go so far as to say it is definitely a Favites species. Acans look like this:
This is a Favites species:
There are some species of Favites that look much like Acans and vice versa.
Last edited by ILuvMyGoldBarb; 03-25-2012 at 10:05 PM.
03-25-2012, 10:34 PM
This is the closest thing I have found to what I have so far, which is what made me think the LFS was right about acan:
Acan Brain Coral
But even that is only a close-ish match, not a perfect one. I've tried spot feeding with shrimp-mush (basically frozen raw shrimp in a mini blender with a little water, fed with a turkey baster with powerhead off), but it doesn't seem to eat meat or put out feeding tentacles or anything, so it seems to be feeding off trace elements in the water.
I'll keep looking at coral pics though and see if I can find a closer match... of the two you posted, ILMGB, the second definitely looks more like it.
Edit: this is an exact match, but of course it could be mislabeled on this website lol:
Last edited by cat_fish_lady; 03-25-2012 at 10:45 PM.
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03-25-2012, 10:37 PM
Acans have larger polyps than a Favites sp. and are generally much more expensive. If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for that coral?
03-25-2012, 11:16 PM
03-26-2012, 02:11 AM
That would be consistent for an Acan with that coloration... but I still don't believe it's an Acan. Maybe you can get a better shot of it under normal light.
03-27-2012, 05:21 PM
03-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Do you have a true peppermint? Because I know that if it's a camelback (often confused with peppers) it will chow on anything it can including shrooms
Mine nipped my leather once and I caught them with the waterbottle and pvc going in so they couldn't get out... they aren't the brightest of all critters haha
55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013
20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan
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