good or bad? hammer coral

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Can someone tell me if this "splitting" is it turning into 2 heads or is it dying?

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Looks fine. Not sure what you are seeing. Its splitting into 2 heads.
Oh so it's growing into 2 heads then, well that's good news. Sorry if it's a stupid question, new to the hobby so not too familiar with how it grows, I've seen branched ones but never so close together and split from 1. This was just a single, smaller head before
 

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Oh so it's growing into 2 heads then, well that's good news. Sorry if it's a stupid question, new to the hobby so not too familiar with how it grows, I've seen branched ones but never so close together and split from 1. This was just a single, smaller head before
That’s exactly how you get those branches. Over time ones each one has a mouth the “branch” will separate and spread out I’ve noticed.
 
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Oh so it's growing into 2 heads then, well that's good news. Sorry if it's a stupid question, new to the hobby so not too familiar with how it grows, I've seen branched ones but never so close together and split from 1. This was just a single, smaller head before
yes thats how branching corals propagate. they need to split from the flesh area, they dont sprout from the skeleton.
 
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Thanks so much everyone :) I'm happy to hear I'm doing right by the coral! Now to figure out why my alkalinity hasn't dropped in 24 hours! Figuring out dosing is a pain hahah.
 

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really? I've never seen that happen from anywhere there isn't flesh. the only way I could see that happening was by chance if it was spawned.

I cant get a clear, close up pic, but here is a blurry one. You can see the baby head sprouting.

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