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Lures and Jigs
07/12/2006, 09:15 PM
We have one solitary blue Ricordea polyp that's about 3" across when full grown. Recently there has been a recession on one side of the body, it almost appears as if a slice were missing from a pizza. A blue, pimply PacMan, if you will. I see no evidence that the coral is unhappy, it still responds to light and closes up at night like it always has. There's no sign of a second mouth yet, either. Is it dying or splitting?

~Mike~

masterqaz
07/13/2006, 01:50 AM
if it was dying you'd notice that it wouldnt be as full and bubbley or it would have some tissues damage. It sounds like its just splitting.

Lures and Jigs
07/17/2006, 11:25 AM
This is the Ricordea in question on the 14th of May.
http://home.comcast.net/~scheuerer509/Fish/Ricordea.jpg

This is the same animal about 10 minutes ago today.

http://home.comcast.net/~scheuerer509/Fish/SplittingRicordea1.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~scheuerer509/Fish/SplittingRicordea2.jpg

furforfour
07/18/2006, 12:15 AM
It looks to be splitting.

RokleM
07/18/2006, 07:51 AM
Don't get too excited though. Mine has looked like an 8 and has had two mouths for a couple of months. From what I've seen and read, they like to take their time with the process :)

Lures and Jigs
07/19/2006, 08:05 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7763972#post7763972 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by RokleM
Don't get too excited though. Mine has looked like an 8 and has had two mouths for a couple of months. From what I've seen and read, they like to take their time with the process :)

That's fine, so long as it's alive and happy :)