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Old 04-28-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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I need help with my gorgonian


My gorgonian has been through some trauma. I know they are not easy to keep; and I thought I had lost it. I managed to nurse it back to health....Hooray! It's polyps are coming out again. I didn't see them for almost a week; both day and night. The past 2 days it seems to be doing alot better.
There's one piece that used to be a U shape. At the middle of the U, the branch has shriveled up and is wilted over. The polyps have been extending and retracting over the past two days, so I don't think the piece is dead. I wondering if I should leave it alone or try to frag the piece off.
This is the best pic I could get.

If you look at the highest part of the gorgonian on the left side, you can see where the U has shriveled. That's where I'm thinking I should frag it. Ideas? Feedback? Suggestions?

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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It is hard for me to see exactly what your describing in the pic. I would recommend fragging it though. Generally, IME, gorgs will continue to necrose unless the dead tissue is removed. Good luck.

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Old 04-30-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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Any area where the central rod is exposed should be cut. You can add a dab of krazy glue, zap gel, etc at the tip to prevent further decay. Make sure your water flow and feedings are up to par.
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