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Old 11-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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Help! Coral emergency!

When moving my small torch coral up today I didn't realize my own strength and accidentally pulled it so a few cm of its skeleton was still stuck on the putty on the rock!! I covered the exposed new base with putty immediately, and placed it higher but all the polyps retracted immediately. Am I screwed?
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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I think it should be fine. As long as the tissue isn't damaged. They retract when disturbed or moved, at night, etc. so that's normal.
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Ok thank you, I'll keep an eye on it
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It should be fine if you didn't damage any of the soft tissues, even then it would heal. They retract with any disturbance, it is why I don't recommend allowing clownfish to try to host in them. Unlike most soft octocorals where many don't retract when disturbed, the attention of a clown fish can really spoil a torch corals day.
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