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Squidy07 06-06-2012 12:08 AM

hammer coral growth?
 
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ok so I got my hammer coral when it was only 2 heads and now there's clearly 3heads. how do they split ?? because I looked under the tentacles and I see 8!!!! new heads ?? growing.It's growing from it's foot

Gboy66 06-06-2012 01:06 AM

Hi,

The hammer coral will split its head right down the middle, creating 2. I think you are talkibg about new tentacles or polyps rather than new heads. The new head will be a split of a current one.

Sometimes, however, a whole new head will form from the base or stem. Mine is doing that at the moment, but it isnt just one tentacle.

Squidy07 06-06-2012 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Gboy66
Hi,

The hammer coral will split its head right down the middle, creating 2. I think you are talkibg about new tentacles or polyps rather than new heads. The new head will be a split of a current one.

Sometimes, however, a whole new head will form from the base or stem. Mine is doing that at the moment, but it isnt just one tentacle.

yea I think there new polyps because each one has 5 tiny tentacles. idk but watever it is there 8 of them coming out the base of the coral

Gboy66 06-06-2012 02:30 AM

Ah yes mine has that too, those are new heads:) man, 8?! Nice job!

Squidy07 06-06-2012 02:38 AM

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Ah yes mine has that too, those are new heads:) man, 8?! Nice job!

yea man thanks I was amazed !! I love this hobby and enjoying nature itself(:

Ericwm 10-15-2012 04:58 PM

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I love my hammer too. One of my first corals. I think mine is growing a new head but I am not positive, it has a small growth at the bottom. Is this what yours did?

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