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Old 01/01/2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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Hammer coral help pls.

Ok, I have a hammer that was being attacked by my filefish. I got the filefish out and one head he completely killed and the other head I managed to save so I think anyways. It hasn't really opened back up it has been a few weeks. Is there anything I can do?

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Old 01/01/2018, 09:13 PM   #2
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All you can do is wait.Hopefully it will recover.You can try a mendicant called a coral dip.

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Old 01/02/2018, 07:04 AM   #3
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The best thing is to leave it alone for a while.

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Old 01/02/2018, 01:12 PM   #4
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One thing that will help is being sure your alkalinity is around 8.3 and your calcium about 420, and your magnesium about 1350. Correct them in this order: mg, then alk, then cal.


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

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Old 01/03/2018, 12:44 PM   #5
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If that head dies, leave it where it is. Sometimes after you think they are dead new heads can pop out.

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Old 01/04/2018, 12:19 PM   #6
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+1 on leaving it alone

Corals don't like to be moved around. Let it heal and grow.

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Old 01/04/2018, 04:47 PM   #7
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That's the big benefit of branches rather than walls....lose a branch, keep the rest...but once the wall starts going...bye bye...

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Old 01/04/2018, 10:10 PM   #8
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Don’t give up on it, can take a while for it to come back!

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Old 01/04/2018, 10:28 PM   #9
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iodine dip may help. good luck. its amazing how well corals can regenerate. as long as theres some type of indication of flesh of coral i would keep it in the tank and hope for the best. hth

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