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Old 04-11-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Half dead brain coral

I just got a good deal on this brain coral with some zoanthids on one side. The brain is dying on the side the zoanthids are on. My lfs said I have to cut off the dead skeleton off or it will slowly die is that true or can I just cut the zoanthids off. Won't the brain just encrust over the old skeleton?


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The brain can encrust over old skeleton, but recovery can only occur if things are pristine and stable.
I agree with what your LFS said, cut off the zoas as they are most likely the cause for the tissue recession to begin with.
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I was going to cut the zoas off. Can I leave the old skeleton with the brain or should I cut that off?


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It should be fine and grow back over.
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Ok thanks for the help


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