Why is Linky herniating????

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    boricuamed

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    Hello all... Am I crazy???? Is Linky going down-hill???:question::question:

    How do I save it?

    Thanks...

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    Could be a number of things.What are your parameters?
    Ammonia,nitrite,nitrate,PH,temp,and salinity?Actual numbers will help.
     
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    How long have you had it? Blue linkia are nearly impossible to keep in captivity; most live for a maximum of a couple months. Humans have not learned what we need to do to meet their needs in our tanks.
     
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    I have had it for one week. I will post complete water params in the morning. I checked my testing kit and noticed that the reagents are quite old. I do not want to risk "bad" parameter information. The thing is that All of the other corals and fish are doing very well. I have not over-fed or over-manipulated the tank. I am completely dumbfounded by this.
     
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    It's probably just because it's a blue linkia. There may not be a problem with your tank at all. They are extremely difficult animals to keep alive.
     
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    Should I move it to my quarantine tank?
     
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    If you've ever added any kind of medications to the QT,then I wouldnt.
     
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    No medications. I have only performed water changes on it. I did a water change today when I cleaned the tanks.
     
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    how long has your tank been setup total time? It surely will not do well in a tank that is established
     
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    The tank is 2 1/2 years old. I have had the fish and polyps w/o problems. I did notice that the Nitrates were at 10 today. I did a water change. Ammonia 0, Temp 80F, Phosphate 0, Ph 7.8. Could it be the Ph?
     
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    The PH aint helping none.
     
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    You should take it back to the store for credit... and buy one that can live in captivity. Some creatures should stay in the oceans...
     
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    The red /blue linkia are best left in the sea. they are beautiful animals that do not survive in aquaria. it is sad that we rape the sea of so many animals just to bring them home to kill them. a lengthy pre buy inquirey would have saved you both the hardship you and the linkia are experiencing
     
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    your ph is to low for average sea life. bring it up to 8.3 slowly. maintaining ph is usually an ongoing prerequist to a healthy stable reef tank.
     
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