Hammer Coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by dandk2261999, May 23, 2014.

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  1. dandk2261999

    dandk2261999 Bristle Worm

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    I have a hammer coral and it seems really happy. I noticed yesterday that the base had come loose from were I wedged it in the rock. I reached in and grabbed the base to push it back in the hole and the coral closed up instantly (which I expected) but it released white goo onto my hand and all over the top of its self.

    It is open and happy again, I am just curious if the white goo was a defense mechanism or what.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    It's just slime. Natural defense of the coral.
     
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    dandk2261999 Bristle Worm

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    ok thanks. It had never done that before. I hope that means its really happy were it is.