White and pink favia

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  1. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Yes, in reference to the photo, the top of the frag where a big hole is at (and algae taking over). Wondering what that big hole was, and since it looks dead, is it detrimental to the rest of the frag/colony. Thanks! Not sure on growth rate, but I'll repost a photo maybe in a month? 6 months?
  2. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    As long as there's no further tissue recession or skeleton showing through the tissue - should be ok. I'd imagine corals don't appreciate algae growing in the middle of their colony like that but removing it without damage might be tough.
  3. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Some of the tissue (not part of circles/eyes) has died off. Is that normal from the fragging, or is my favia not doing so well? Also, in my 24" depth, with 14k 250 MH, is the sandbed okay, or needs to be in shaded area?

    Sal 1.025 | Alk 9.1 | Ca 440 | Mg 1480
  4. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Sounds like tissue recession. Something could be bothering it or it's just not happy - light/flow. Really depends on the bulbs you're using. Not all are created equal ;) Wouldn't put it in the shade. If anything, maybe higher
  5. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Hey Jimmy,
    What I observed on mine is that they don't seem to have tentacles and like high lighted areas.
    I dunno if they are photosynthetic or what, but that's what I have observed.

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