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greggnyce 03-29-2010 09:20 AM

Acans will not expand
 
Hello all, I am having trouble figuring out why my acans will not expand. All of my other LPS expand with out any problems, they include a hammer coral, trachiphyllia, candy canes, and red goniopora. My parameters are fine so I cannot figure out the problem. Do they need to be fed alot?

Awibrandy 03-29-2010 09:25 AM

Greg, I had the same problem with my acans for a few months.:( They are now starting to puff up as they should. What I did was: I moved them to a spot where they get less flow, and began feeding them Oyster Feast, Rotiffer Feast, Phyto Feast & Tobikko eggs (tiny orange sushi eggs) every other day 45 minutes before my light come with the returns & skimmer off.:) I also started back up 20% weekly water changes.

emps 03-29-2010 09:51 AM

I have mine on the sandbed and in a medium flow area. I feed mysis every other night after the polyps extend after the lights go out.

greggnyce 03-29-2010 10:32 AM

Thanks guys I will try it out.

Aqua Pro Builder 03-29-2010 11:51 AM

medium to low light and low flow is generally what acans want

32Bit_Fish 03-29-2010 12:27 PM

I had the similar problem and worse. Basically it recedes. I moved it to my fireshrimp's cave where it gets little light and flow.

I can't feed it due to the fire shrimp will grab the food from acan.

I hope my acan will survive.

emps 03-29-2010 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 32Bit_Fish (Post 743748)
I had the similar problem and worse. Basically it recedes. I moved it to my fireshrimp's cave where it gets little light and flow.

I can't feed it due to the fire shrimp will grab the food from acan.

I hope my acan will survive.


Feed the shrimp first.

rookie07 03-29-2010 02:05 PM

Is it possible that a fish/invert is picking at them?

I have had peppermint shrimp eat acans.
Recently my Tang has decided to pick at my acans, and now my acans do not inflate most days.

Check to make sure another animal in your tank is not bothering them, if you can not explain thier behavior.

32Bit_Fish 03-29-2010 02:59 PM

My acan puffs I think. But they are receding. I can see the edge of the skeleton more by day. The polyps are shrinking in size.

greggnyce 03-29-2010 04:20 PM

No animals picking, I have been watching for that. I am going to move them down a little and see if it helps.


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