Help I dropped my hammer coral!

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by kopczynski, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. kopczynski

    kopczynski Member

    I just got a wonderful neon green with puple tip hammer frag and when i attempted to remove it from the frag plug it flew behind my tank and fell on the ground. I retrieved it immediately and put it back in the tank. It doesnt look nearly as good as it did before. Will it make it any thing i should do to increase the chances? plz help!
     
  2. bang guy

    bang guy Administrator Staff Member

    Decent waterflow does help even though it looks like it would be destructive.

    Did any of the skeleton break off where there's coral flesh? If so, you might consider breaking off that entire arm and trying to grow it separate from the main colony.
     
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  3. kopczynski

    kopczynski Member

    None of the skeleton broke just the tentacles were damaged.
     
  4. kopczynski

    kopczynski Member

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    Here is a picture if that helps.
     
  5. bang guy

    bang guy Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, tentacles will heal.
     
  6. kopczynski

    kopczynski Member

    IMG_20141121_153605.jpg It has healed and looks back to normal, thanks for all the help!
     
  7. bang guy

    bang guy Administrator Staff Member

    Nice looking Hammer
     
  8. kopczynski

    kopczynski Member

    Thanks. How fast do these guys grow new heads?
     
  9. bang guy

    bang guy Administrator Staff Member

    It varies wildly from once a year to once a month. It depends mostly on water conditions and food.
     

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