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bandr1002
02-09-2009, 09:18 PM
got a new green brain tonight and i am wondering if this can be stopped or healed......
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/greenbrain2.jpg

worried about the area where it is dying off... how do i help the guy out???
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/greenbrain1.jpg

or is there nothing to do..

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/greenbrain.jpg

bigsittingrock
02-09-2009, 09:34 PM
Keep it where its happy. Mine did the same thing even more so. I put it in another tank a long time ago and now you cant even tell.

bandr1002
02-09-2009, 09:46 PM
thank you for the quick response. i don't have much experience in the way of brains. do you spot feed with selcon??

bigsittingrock
02-09-2009, 10:02 PM
What ever food it happens to get. I don't do anything special with it. Although if you want to spot feed it try it after the lights have been out awhile and its feeders are out.

mdrumm
02-09-2009, 10:03 PM
if I gets worse, you can frag the bad part off. I have done it with varying degrees of success. Monitor it to see if its spreading.

bandr1002
02-09-2009, 10:15 PM
if I gets worse, you can frag the bad part off. I have done it with varying degrees of success. Monitor it to see if its spreading.


how do you frag. if this is somthing i feel might need done could i get a hand?

racer69
02-09-2009, 10:18 PM
Just let if be for a while and it will proly grow back over the skeleton. I have had them like that before and they tend to get better. I wouldn't keep it in a high light area and the sandy bottom is best.

mrliriel
02-09-2009, 10:22 PM
Lobos do that often while in the bag also. After a couple weeks the tissue is usually back.

bandr1002
02-09-2009, 11:20 PM
I wouldn't keep it in a high light area and the sandy bottom is best.

what do you call a high light area? i have 8@54 t5 HO lighting over a 75 gal. tank. it is on the substrate. should this be good? (moderate flow)

stacy7127
02-10-2009, 12:31 AM
I have that same lobo and the only place it thrives is in my 29g nano with no protein skimmer so bad water ,I have tried to put it in two differant reefs and it does the same thing yours is doing in a matter of a day ,so i put it back in the nano and it does great .

bandr1002
02-10-2009, 05:05 PM
people have been saying don't keep in a high light area, should it be under a ledge?? or is out in the open under t5 lights o.k. it is on the bottom, and i am running 8 at 54 HO lighting???

racer69
02-10-2009, 05:36 PM
It should be fine on the botton in the light. You want it getting some light, just not what you would be giving sps.

bandr1002
02-10-2009, 09:38 PM
It should be fine on the botton in the light. You want it getting some light, just not what you would be giving sps.

thanks, i will keep you all updated on the progess

bandr1002
02-13-2009, 12:26 AM
well. it has been three or four days now, and it would apear that the brain is doing quite well. this was taken today and he was open alot....

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/greenbraindaythree.jpg

i fell in love with the brain so much that i had to buy another lol
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/redgreenbrain.jpg

THANKS BARB FOR THE SWEET CORALS!!!!

DKone
02-13-2009, 12:42 AM
Feed feed and feed !! Trachys/Geoffri's love food. Mine extend their feeding tentacles a few hours after lights off and they are hungry beasts! I feed mine chopped mysis, occaisonally table shrimp, etc.

bandr1002
02-13-2009, 01:53 AM
Feed feed and feed !! Trachys/Geoffri's love food. Mine extend their feeding tentacles a few hours after lights off and they are hungry beasts! I feed mine chopped mysis, occaisonally table shrimp, etc.


do they take to krill as well. i am a firm believer in feeding my LPS. i have mysis and krill, and once a week i use selcon.

rekn
02-13-2009, 08:09 AM
yes they do. and feeding makes them grow 10x faster

bandr1002
02-13-2009, 06:54 PM
how big can they get, i only have so much room and 3 different brains lol

bandr1002
02-15-2009, 10:38 PM
i would say he is doing too good, lol it is now about 12 inches across lol.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/100_0197.jpg

Beau2105
02-15-2009, 10:39 PM
That looks great!

Huhhhhh
02-15-2009, 10:40 PM
That is a dam big brain you got there.

mrliriel
02-15-2009, 10:41 PM
i would say he is doing too good, lol it is now about 12 inches across lol.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/bandr1002/saltwater/100_0197.jpg
If I ever need to get rid of a dead body I know who to call.

bandr1002
02-16-2009, 08:45 PM
If I ever need to get rid of a dead body I know who to call.


only if it's a midget, lol