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I bought this hammer from my LFS for 45$

When I got it home I noticed a droopy part. Should I leave this or is this something I can frag off? The hammer seems to be open and happy. I haven't disturbed
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I appreciate any help
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Yes, the rest does look good :)
If the branches were more defined, I might suggest fragging off the droopy head and place it on it's own in the tank, but I don't think you will be able to safely do so.
A few years ago, I did have a frogspawn that had a weird polyp on the side that looked kind of like yours... It lived almost 6 months like that but never really reattached.
 
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It looks like there's three heads will I lose the head that that's connected to if it falls off or rips off? How much pain would it cost them to just snip that and then do a quick iodine dip? It's getting progressively worse he's not even in the high flow area
 

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It looks like there's three heads will I lose the head that that's connected to if it falls off or rips off? How much pain would it cost them to just snip that and then do a quick iodine dip? It's getting progressively worse he's not even in the high flow area
If it were me, I'd leave it be and check in the morning. I don't recommend cutting the flesh as, even with an iodine dip, there's a chance for infection, especially if the coral was recently stressed (causing the current situation).
 
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I had a piece like that on my frogspawn that was much smaller than yours hoping it would grow with time, and it didnt so I would just cut it off it didnt injure the main branch
 
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Okay I perform surgery and cut off that drooping part and I did an iodine dip for 10 minutes and place back in the tank

But I didn't expect was the little skeleton piece on the bottom of that droopy piece

Decided to take my chance and put it in the rock it's been two days!!

should I chance it and see if it makes it?
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I actually put the entire hammer in the dip solution then I perform the surgery LOL realize there was a piece of skeleton on the droopy part so set it aside in the same dip left it for 10 minutes and then introduced both back into the aquarium and they both look healthy and perfect.
 
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I actually put the entire hammer in the dip solution then I perform the surgery LOL realize there was a piece of skeleton on the droopy part so set it aside in the same dip left it for 10 minutes and then introduced both back into the aquarium and they both look healthy and perfect.
And when I say dip I'm very new to this I used an iodine solution 10 drips to about four cups of my aquarium water.
 
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Yeah that little piece of coral makes me so angry

I bought it from my lfs. When I got home there was a piece of aphasia coming out of one side this was about 5 months ago

I decided to take lemon juice in a small syringe and inject it right into his mouth unfortunately about a quarter inch of the 1-in frag started to die off and it's now recovering until 2 days ago I noticed as you did that stupid aphasia now coming out the other side so when I get home tonight that piece of coral is coming out of that tank.

Will put it in a quarantine tank but yeah he doesn't need to be in there and it's not him stinging it

I move the camera this morning because my hammer didn't look so good so now I wanted to watch it
 

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Yeah that little piece of coral makes me so angry

I bought it from my lfs. When I got home there was a piece of aphasia coming out of one side this was about 5 months ago

I decided to take lemon juice in a small syringe and inject it right into his mouth unfortunately about a quarter inch of the 1-in frag started to die off and it's now recovering until 2 days ago I noticed as you did that stupid aphasia now coming out the other side so when I get home tonight that piece of coral is coming out of that tank.

Will put it in a quarantine tank but yeah he doesn't need to be in there and it's not him stinging it

I move the camera this morning because my hammer didn't look so good so now I wanted to watch it
Gotcha. What I do is lemon juice outside of the tank. Just remember to hold the aiptasia down hill from the coral. Then a little soft tooth brush scrubbing and a quick dip in a bowl of tank water to rinse. Won't hurt to swish it around quick then to the qt.
 

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