Is my torch going to be ok?!

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So I just posted how I think my torch is splitting. And then I target fed it some mysis shrimp and my freaking six line wrasse came and ripped it out of it's mouth with this brown stringy stuff which I think was it's stinger tentacles and now it looks like this. It's mouth is open huge and the tentacles are all shriveled up now and look terrible. Here's a pic. Will it be ok or is it going to die now because my wrasse ripped something internal from the coral out...

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I'm so upset!! It's splitting and has been doing so good and then I target feed it and my wrasse came and just ripped the mysis out of it's mouth while it was closed up trying to eat and that happened. It's ok I tore my tank apart after that and caught him and he's no longer with us unfortunately...I loved that wrasse he was awesome but I took him back to lfs and they gave me store credit so that's good. But he use to peck at my branching hammer and I read that they can be hit or miss some reef safe some not.
 

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I'm so upset!! It's splitting and has been doing so good and then I target feed it and my wrasse came and just ripped the mysis out of it's mouth while it was closed up trying to eat and that happened. It's ok I tore my tank apart after that and caught him and he's no longer with us unfortunately...I loved that wrasse he was awesome but I took him back to lfs and they gave me store credit so that's good. But he use to peck at my branching hammer and I read that they can be hit or miss some reef safe some not.
Excellent decision!
id hold the feeding until it gets happy again.
 

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Yeah, @Uncle99 totally spot on. I had a peppermint shrimp I kept do this to almost every SPS at one point or another but had a thing for elegance corals and a BTA. This really stressed the small BTA out so keep it away from doing this. Try getting one of those transparent feeding cylinders or something to allow the coral to eat.
 
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Ok il wait for a few days to let it get back to where it was before all this happened. This is how it looked before all of that. Smh. You can see where it's splitting. Happy as can be
 

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