HELP! Fragging accident caused my torch coral head to crack

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  1. Jonathan lee

    Jonathan lee Member

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    I was fragging my torch but when i cut it the head split into 3 pieces! I immediately glued the pieces back together and this is how it looks like now. I wasnt exactly fragging it i guess. I was trying to remove the hugeeee cement base it was aquacultured on and while doing so it snapped. Heres a pic of it right now. Is there a chance that it would heal back up? I know the skeleton cant regrow back together but i was wondering if the polyps would continue to grow or would it just wither away.... im so sad man. It was doing amazing but i didnt like the look of the 3 inch wide cement plug.... I guess the head wasnt long enough to even cut it off safely yet too but looking at the colour of the inside. It was snow white 2E5FA2C7-0CAE-405F-AD96-3506E41EE62B.jpeg
     

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    Happened to me, outcome not good. Mine succumbed to Brown jelly because of the injury. Only time will tell, unfortunately it’s most likely a goner. Hope it pulls through.
     
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  3. Jonathan lee

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    dang should i get it out then? Since ive got 2 other huge colonies of anchors and frog? To be safe i mean. I had brown jelly kill 500 worth of my frogs and hammers last time and i dont want it happening again
     
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    how were you cutting it? bone cutter or dremel?
     
  5. Jonathan lee

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    Well it was a needle nose plier. I normally use pliers to frag my Euphyllias but this time it didnt work out as planned. Its extending its polyps now so i hope it improves
     
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    i have had great success with a dremel... i tried once with bone cutters and the same thing happened.... with a dremel you can get really close to the head and not worry about it splitting.
     
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    dont have access to a dremel here. Im not in the US so dremels where i am cost 400 bucks or more. Wanted to get one but yea it cost too much here
     
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    I did the same thing with a frogspawn and it was just fine.
     
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