View Full Version : Dead Hammer?

01/06/2016, 03:43 PM
Just received this from saltwaterfish.com today. I slow dropped it for 3hrs and this is how it looks.... Dead?http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/06/604db2721f7fa524aa659ec0f6775efe.jpg

01/06/2016, 03:44 PM

01/06/2016, 03:48 PM
Have you put in the tank and let it settle in for a little while and see if the polyps come out?

It doesn't look healthy but to me it does look alive.

01/06/2016, 03:52 PM
Yeah I had it in there, but took it out to take a picture for their return policy. It has a thick black ink oozing out of it and some of the polyps have already fallen off.
I was afraid the ink may hurt the fish

01/06/2016, 04:01 PM

01/06/2016, 04:14 PM
The ink won't hurt the fish but is probably brown jelly disease. If so, the protozoans in the "ink" could spread to other LPS depending on what they are--wall hammers, torches. Wall hammers are the worst for this.

01/06/2016, 04:37 PM
You probably should have taken the pictures of it in your tank.

Yes it does look like a gonner to me. I agree with wall Euphyllia they are very prone to brown jelly mostly on the ones that have been fragged IME. I recently got a full wall hammer so we'll see how it goes. I only got it because it was the full wall hammer, never been fragged. I will never buy another wall that has been fragged, as far as the full colony, we'll see how it goes.

01/06/2016, 05:42 PM
Yeah doesn't look like it will last much longer. I also had a wall torch slowly degrade and die on me while the branching torch next to it was carrying on happily.