Damaged Bubble Coral Rescue

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    breebauer

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    I bought this from the LFs already damaged for $10. They said he had a 50/50 chance. What do you think?


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    I say 50/50 also.Put it low flow and moderate lights.At night,if you see any feeder tentacles then try to feed it some mysis,krill or some other small meaty foods.I can clearly see the mouth,hopefully it will make it.
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    I agree about the survival chances. I picked up a trumpet in the same shape, or maybe a little worse. I got lucky and it is slowly coming back. you could plainly tell a difference in a month.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Bubbles are very resilient. When I boiled my tank, all I had was the skeleton left on mine, but it's slowly coming back. I think your chances are much better than 50/50.
     
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    nothing new to add..i wish you luck with it..hopes he recovers fully
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Someone else here had a bubble get crushed, then it came back, it looked like it was just about done too... Hope it comes back..
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    I fed it for the 1st time today, mysis. It's obviouslt hungry, thanks forthe encouragement!
     
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    Seeing it's eating. I think the odds of it's survival went up. Give it time.
     
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    With the mouth opening for food,I say things are on the up and up.
     
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    Ok, I feel better now....
    Do they usually look like that (somewhat) when they eat? It almost totally deflated.
    And it took it a pretty long time to close up over the mysis.. about 1/2 hour. Is that ok too?
    I hope so....
     
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    Thats about what mine does when I feed it.So your's sounds like its on the up swing.
     
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    perfectly normal for a bubble coral. be sure to give it moderate flow and lighting along with the food and it should recover nicely.
     
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    I don't even feed mine...
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    I have never fed mine and I almost killed it twice. they are super hardy. if it is eating, I give it 90% for survival. the feeder tenticles are key for them. If you have two or three healthy bubbles on the skeleton, you are in business. Just don't move it much and give it a month and you will be surprised how fast it comes back.

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    Yeah that was me, it actually got sucked into an inlet of a power head during a tank move Here is the link to the thread. https://www.livingreefs.com/forums/reef-talk/10380-how-resilient-bubble-corals.html

    I didnt do anything special just pulled it out of the inlet. Flesh was ripped also. I think it has a good chance Especially if mine could come back from what it looked like.

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    I knew I wasnt crazy.... :)
     
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    Update

    Update:
    I took this picture today:

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    I guess it looks a little bit better, it's hard to tell. I fed it a few more mysis today.

    I really hope that it makes it. You can't tell from my crappy pictures, but it's a pretty bright green, and all of the other bubble corals I've seen are white or fleshy colored.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    it looks a lot better to me.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    I agree

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