Softie falling apart?

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  1. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Does anyone know why this softie seems to be slowly falling apart? Everything else in the tank is doing well and parameters are good.
    Here's a picture.
     

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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Mine will drop a polyp every now and again.
     
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  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    my first thought too (polyp bailout) - you are talking about the hammer?
     
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  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    That's not a softy btw.;)
     
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  6. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    That's a hammer, LPS. just keep an eye out for infection like brown jelly.
     
  7. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Sorry. Yes, a hammer. I will keep an eye for an infection. So far, nothing...
    Thanks for the input.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not unusual for an Euphyllia in my experience, it's called dripping and just another means of asexual reproduction.

    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/8/aafeature1

    Dripping is a term used to describe a slow detachment and separation of viable tissues from an adult coral colony. The separation is in essence a cloning of the adult which allows colonization of an area immediately surrounding the adult. The new colony may, or may not, contain a skeleton.

    Euphyllia ancora). From an aquarium maintained by Gary Moss.">[​IMG]
     
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  10. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    so, you may end up with another hammer! :) I have never heard that term before - thanks for the clarification Coraiiline!
     
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  11. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Interesting
     
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  12. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    This is a great site because of people like Corailline and the rest of you. That is at least the third time that this Super Moderator has hit the nail on the head as they say and provided me with an answer to my question or concern. My concern this time thank goodness was unwarranted as it appears that I am thankfully being rewarded for my diligence in taking care of my tank and its inhabitants.

    Thanks!
     
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