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Hammerhead Help! #1
Hey guys! its been a while since ive posted!
Im in need of help, my tanks been up and running for nearly a year now and all my fish and coral are doing amazingly, growing and spreading in such cases as my Pulse corrals.

So i bought a brightly coloured Hammerhead coral. which from the secound i placed it in my tank started to seep a see-thought liquid. and it doesnt seem to want to come out.

any ideas?

Heres a pic
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Howard Howard
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Re: Hammerhead Help! #2
May be just settling in .

Keep an eye on it to see if the liquid turns brown as it may be the dreaded brown jelly disease .
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Re: Hammerhead Help! #3
thanks for the reply..
i dont think its setteling in, ive come home from work tonight to find it completely in .. just the white base if it where showing .. no brown slime ..
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Re: Hammerhead Help! #4
There are a few checks you will need to do before we worry too much.
First - is the current too strong?? LPS corals do need a nice gentle current - but if it is too strong..many will not be able to open up.
Second - Lighting - what lighting do you have? maybe move the coral higher??
Third - on transportation or when you placed coral into tank - did you get any debri like sand into the tissue to irritate coral....double check by very gently turning your coral upsidedown and shake it....gently.
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Re: Hammerhead Help! #5
Thanks for this help btw :)


1) the coral shouldnt be too strong. but it has a slight current near it .. i shall try moving it
2) i have a Arcadia 250watt
3) the bag it was placed in was full of water and had a bit of sand within it. The coral did roll around a bit during transport.
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Re: Hammerhead Help! #6
Your lighting and current sounds fine - have you gently shaken your coral to see if any sand got trapped within its tissue??
If your coral did roll around while being transported home - these corals can be damaged very easily as they do have fine delicate edges that can be easily broken - which can lead to infection. So do keep an eye out.