My bubble tip just split a couple weeks ago, and when he did he and the clone opened right back up. How long have you had yours, I read if you can keep one for a couple years your doing good. Had I known that up front probably wouldn't have got one, but my clowns seem to like them. Also read if you remove them from whatever they attach to you can hurt them. If you sell the clones might want to sell the rock they attach to also. That being said the Lfs
that sold me mine detached mine and he seems ok.