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    Something snapping corals

    Something weird is happening every few weeks or so. I wake up in the morning to see a branch of one of my corals snapped off and lying on the sand bed. Has anyone else ever had this happen?
    I have a pistol shrimp, some cleaners and a boxer shrimp.
    My guess it could only be the pistol trying to get some more building material for his cave system under my LR.
    None of the corals are eaten or degrade afterwards, it is a clean snip usually about 1-2 inches from the tip.
    Any hints?
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    Oh yes I also have 3 small emerald craps....
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    Its call a frag shrimp (Ieatcora fraghami) These shrimp are extremely friendly if kept in pairs or small groups. They will set-up a fragging stations & actively frag hard and soft corals and even climb on your hands and try to frag those!

    A wonderful addition to any reef aquairum. Just make sure that you have suitable corals for them or they will start fraging your rock (caves/overhangs).

    They also get along well with other invertebrates and crusteaceans as long as they do not look like corals.

    Hope this helps

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    Are you kidding me?
    Do you have a photo or a link....
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    hehe... yeah was just having a little fun with you stig :lol: I'm just tired

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    You got me, I actually did a search under that scientific name...
    too early.
    Funny though:guns:
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    hehe Ieatcora fraghami - I eat cora frag

    Your issue is a first for me... no idea what would be doing this.

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    That's funny IJO....

    What type pf coral are you having attacked? I have (on any occassions) had some of my tangs break of branches of some of my SPS corals in the night. This only happened to the more delicate Montipora digitata corals though. Other than that this is a new one for me....

    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    I had tips of acros being "bit" off, spoted a crab I didn't like the look of, pried him out of an acro in pieces, and the problem went away.

    He was a real furry crab, not an "acro" crab, so I didn't risk it.
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    what kind of crab was it
    25g Reef

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