"Dragon Soul" brain color off? Help?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Corals' started by AFrederick, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. AFrederick

    AFrederick Active Member

    Sep 25, 2015
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    Greenville, SC
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    I have a frag of "dragon soul" that might be distressed and I need your advice! It's some kind of brain coral I guess but not sure exactly what. When I put it in the tank on 1/15/16 it had vibrant purple ringing the neon green coralites.

    Between then and now, the purple has faded, turning a grayish purple. The green is just as neon as ever. And it seems to be growing. Flesh has slowly grown over the skeleton that was cut when it was fragged and I think I even see a new polyp developing.

    So should I worry? Should I change something? Here's what it looked like eating a shrimp 6 weeks ago:

    dragon soul purple.jpg

    Here it is today:
    dragon soul faded.jpg

    Water parameters measured a couple days ago:
    - temp: 78.2 F
    - salinity: 1.024 sg
    - nitrate: 0
    - pH: 8.2
    - Ca: 390
    - KH: 7.4
    - Mg: 1380

    Could it be getting too much light? Not enough? I'm running Steve's LEDs at a little over 50%

    What do you think?
  2. PCDS

    PCDS Active Member

    Dec 22, 2015
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    Maybe try gradually increasing the lighting?
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