alevapora(sp?) retracting

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  1. Romitaz

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    Okay this one is stumping me. I have had an alevapora for about 6 months now and it has been doing great. It survived Katrina and has even trippled in size. Well, I get home today and one half of it is completely retracted. The polyps that are out don't look thier usual robust selves either. I checked all of my levels and everything is in the norm. No salinity, PH, Alk or temp swings. What gives? Of course it has to give me fits just before I have to tear the tank down and move it to the new house. :x This is my wife's fav coral. Any ideas?
     
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    I haven't done anything different in about a month now. No new corals in forever. I wanted everything stable for the move next week. This is anoying me greatly!
     
  3. IMO and IME, Alvaepora and Gonipora are not suited for a home aquaria. They do not do well in captivity for a number of reasons. This is one coral that should be left in the wild and not extracted from coral reefs by divers. Yes, they may do well for 6 months even 6 years depending on the strenght and hardiness of that particular piece, but you just cant ever tell. It is not uncommon for a piece to do very well one day, and take a turn for the worst the next day. Its all in the luck of the draw.
     
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    Well that sucks! I really like the sucker too. It is only retracting on one side. Can the rest survive if this the only part that retracts?
     
  5. I hate to say this but, no. Unfortunately once it starts to go, theres no saving it It usually spreads and will claim the entire coral. :cry: Sorry
     
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    i've never seen it with alevopora, but with gonipora that is very true. they all of a sudden die for no apparent reason.
     
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    Well if it goes, it was beautiful while it lasted. My avatar is what it looked like a couple of weeks ago. It had gotten even bigger before this. :cry:
     
  8. Hey Sean, did it recover or not ? Im guessing here, but i would say no huh..... i just know how that coral can be, fine one day and gone the next.
     
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    Actually, after the move, it is doing just fine. All polyps are extended and it is happy again. Strange, I guess it needed a new locale.
     
  10. Very good!! I bet the better half is happy about that. :lol: ;)
     
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    Yes, she was so happy, she has "let" me make flower beds all day instead of work on building my sump. ;)
     
  12. Sounds like she was twisting your arm to get it done. How long was that on your "honey do" list ? :lol:
     
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    She decided "we" needed to start the beds yesterday. I hurt from stem to stern. Removing several hundred sq. feet of sod in dirt that is hard as concrete is painful.
     
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    Where can I find a mini tiller for cheap in BR? How much do they run a day?
     
  15. So Sean, hows the yard work coming along ? Did you ever find a tiller ?
     

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