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Old 07-12-2006, 12:18 AM   #1
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How much damage does nipping do to LPS?

I was just wondering how much actual damage is done to a coral from nipping by a juvenille Koran angel, or just in general. Especially on something like a flower pot and a bubble. Is it really bad or is it acceptable? TIA

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IMO over time ti will kill the coral.

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nipping will cause the polyps to retract and stress out the coral. Over time is will kill the animal. This is why there is such a thing as "compatability" and "reef safe" fish.
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Also if even the smallest spot gets nipped and injured it could become irritated by sand or anything basically, and cause the injury to spread slowly killing the coral.
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