Ricordea splitting by it's foot?

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  1. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Hi guys,

    One of my ricordea has been acting weird. It's seems to be moving on the rock stretching it's foot. I know mushrooms can split by leaving a chunk of it's foot behind but usually ricordeas will split from the middle and not the foot. Anyone heard of this before? There are 5 other rics on the rock and they're not doing anything in the like. Crappy phone pic for reference.

    Thanks

    Marc
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Lateral fission, asexual reproduction. It's normal, just not as common as budding.
     
  4. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    This looks like pedal laceration. I've never heard of or seen a ricordea reproduce this way, discosomas yes but rics? You are probably right as it looks perfectly fine otherwise, I'll just keep an eye on it.

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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You're 100% correct in your terminology. :D
     
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    Check closely for nudibranchs.No coral nibblers in your stock?
     
  7. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    No fish in the tank and I've been keeping a close eye on all the other corals, didn't see any bad critters. The 7 other rics are doing great but this one in particular has since shrivelled up and will probably die from what I can tell. No clue as to why though. He isn't close to any other corals that could be stinging it so I just don't know...

    Marc
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

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    that is weird, it does look healthy in the picture. Sometimes we just don't know why things do what they do. The colors on the ric are really nice.
     
  10. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    So true...

    I even moved the rock they are on to a lower flow area in the tank thinking that could be the reason, the others are in fact doing even better but I think that one is a goner.

    Thanks all