Question regarding Hammer Coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by aic007, Mar 21, 2004.

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  1. aic007

    aic007 Astrea Snail

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    Hey,

    New to the site, I purchase a beautiful piece of Hammer Coral a few weeks ago. I am kinda new to reefs and didn't know that they grow over the skeleton. Long story short I handled it a couple of times and from what the LFS guy told me I ripped the outer membrane and part of the hammer has died off. Wondering if it will ever grow back from the remaining piece. I would hate to lose the whole piece do to stupidity/lack of info. if there is a way to help speed up recovery it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    aic007
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortuntly the only advise I have is to wait and see. Not the best but all I got. It is unlikly the die off with regrow but it may grow from another area.

    J
     
  4. aic007

    aic007 Astrea Snail

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    Thanks,

    Much appreciated.

    aic007
     
  5. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Wish I could help but I too just got a frag this weekend so i hope some others chime in.
    Oh welcome karma for ya