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Old 07-26-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Branching hammer coral

My branching hammer coral hasnt been fully extended for a couple of days. It changed within 24-36 hours, which is quite rapid. The bulbs are the same size, but the arent as long as normal, by quite a bit. It changed when I added my cardinals and started feeding them some thing new. I used to feed produced foods (pellets and flakes) and just started on mysis shrimp. The params are fine and salinity and pH. Any help would be welcome.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:29 AM   #2
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I have one, they are sensitive to nitrates, check calcium levels, maybe a flake fell on it and didnt like it but if they are ok just does it for no reason and comes back better than before after a few days also maybe it has settled and wants to start growing more heads which is even better! mine started with little brown dots on the branch and then started branching from the dot i got worried at first think it was brown jelly starting but thankfully not just keep an eye on it and let us know how you get on
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So when they grow new heads they stay more closed?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
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Well all I can figure is maybe they using more energy to create new branches or existing heads getting bigger. I can only comment on my own branching hammer coral as this is what it seems to do some times does it when it poos but I'm sure you'll be fine as long as you can't see brown jelly and it not retracting into it's skeleton.
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How long have you had it? How high in the tank is it? What fish do you have?
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I had the same thing happen to mine. I just did a water change and he came out. Maybe your nitrates got alittle high for it.
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How long have you had it? How high in the tank is it? What fish do you have?
A couple months. 2 feet tall. 2 cardinals, a tomato clownfish, diamond goby.
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Maybe your clown fish has been trying to host?
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I havent seen it
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:58 AM   #10
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Hows the coral coming on?
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