- Reaction score
- 5 to 10 years
Oh no!! I'm so sorry. Losing coral to one's mistakes is sad, and a hard pill to swallow. I've got a favorite, this unidentified little acro, who is suffering from a big mistake I made. Idk if he'll recover, but if he does, it's going to be an achingly slow process. I lost softies, (mostly zoas) like crazy in the early days, no less than 10 frags I'd say, but that was easily chalked up to some mysterious reason that my tank couldn't support them. So while I was sad, I didn't feel all that guilty about it, and any that I did was swept away when zoas started thriving about a year later and I came to believe that zoas just needed a mature tank in my case. However, I've been kicking myself every day for the past few weeks, as my two most sensitive and expensive corals have not been looking good at all. I got them for a really sweet price too, and I doubt I'd be able to replace them for less than triple the cost of what I originally paid. Sorry, not trying to make this about me, just commiserating and letting you know that I know exactly how it hurts when you feel responsible for a coral loss. If the loss of life under our care weren't enough, it also feels like money, time, and research wasted. Ugh... mistakes do happen though, so the only thing to do is learn from them and keep on keepin' on.