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    Unhappy Hammer Coral Sick?

    Hi, I have a question, I have a hammer coral for more then a month but it has something like fugus show it on the coral (at night). Do you know why that happen? Is that mean I put it not in the strong enough current? What should I do? Is it normal?

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    is the hammer happy during the day ? if so,
    some corals extract their guts to digest others near it at night and/or have special tentacules for stinging other corals etc. or chemical warfare.. they release it in hopes to nuke everyone around them. but most likely quite normal...
    hammers and frogspawns are some of the best/aggressive at this type of stuff.

    just 2 days ago, one of my frogspawn stinged one of my purple digitata, result, lost half the coral.. totally bleached white.


    post a picture if you can,

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    yes, a picture of the coral from both day and if possible night will help greatly.


    any other corals acting strange??

    what corals are near him?
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    Still don't know how to post picture, will try.

    But it happen at night and I am 100% that is not sting, it is something else. It will not happen daytime, just at night and nothing around the coral. I am trying to relocate it to see anything will change. Wish it will be fine.
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    Sounds like normal feeding. Look forward to pics to make sure..
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    Quote Originally Posted by yauvincent View Post
    Still don't know how to post picture, will try.
    check out this thread

    good luck :b15:
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    Unhappy

    Hi All,

    Here is the picture, wish you can see it, now, I try to move it to some where and see any different, but it getting wrost. It showing part of its skeleton in the center. Should I put it some where in case it crash my tank?

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    i can't really see anything in the pic, any other corals acting strange in the tank??


    are you running carbon??

    what are your parameters??
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    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
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    All the coral is fine, even my frogspawn coral. Sorry about the photo, but now the problem is the hammer is not "standing", and the skeleton also show up.... is there any problem?
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    yauvincent, what are your nitrites, nitrates, ammonia, pH, specific gravity, calcium and alk? Something may be off and causing your problems.
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