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Old 07-24-2012, 05:35 PM
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Wells

Hey all. I have a rescue wells that has detached from its skeleton and am not sure what to do. It was given to me in really bad shape and after a few days detached. It has great color but I don't know where to go at this point. Should I rubber band it to a rock to keep it stable? ATM its on the sand bed in a spot it won't blow around. Here's a pic
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:51 PM
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i wont use a rubber band but maybe some netting to hold it to a piece of rock and maybe it will attach? but you are risking nuking your tank if it doesn't heal.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:05 PM
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i wont use a rubber band but maybe some netting to hold it to a piece of rock and maybe it will attach? but you are risking nuking your tank if it doesn't heal.
They can nuke a tank? I didn't know that. If there is a chance it will heal, it should in mine. It's a very stable environment with nothing to bother it. I wasn't sure if once they detach if there was a chance of making it. I guess I'll give it some time on the sand move some rubble under it and keep an eye on my params
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:56 PM
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I am surprised it is still alive. If no experts here give you info try wetwebmedia.com.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:45 AM
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Weird that it would detach. If you have any tangs,angels or hermits they will probably destroy that coral. So be careful. What else is living in your tank?
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:59 AM
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Weird that it would detach. If you have any tangs,angels or hermits they will probably destroy that coral. So be careful. What else is living in your tank?
The coral came from another tank. It was very neglected an params in this guys tank were atrocious.Mine only has a pair of clowns. It's actually doing quite well. My hermits haven't gone near it and other than not having a skeleton, it looks great. I spot fed some oysterfeast and it reacted just like my wells I've had for years. This is the tank it's in

I found an article on elegance coral doing the same when water params were very poor. They can survive but never regrow the shell. No info on wells though that I can find

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:53 PM
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Here's a pic of it today. I fed it some mysis and it chowed down. So far so good.
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where is the skeleton it detached from?

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:07 PM
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I tossed in my sand pile

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Old 08-14-2012, 01:39 PM
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Wells is still doing really well. !
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