Is this goni dead?

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Or is it just closed up? It's been like this for about a week, some cyano grew over it which irritated it I think about week ago and I blew it off

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I'm having a real hard time with them recently as well. I'm currently 1 for 3 on my last glitterbombs(if this one doesnt die). Sucks hard dude. They're my single favorite and I just want a small colony in my tank!
Yes, I think mine died cause of the cyanobacteria, I also have an amazeballs that is doing well so far.
 
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There's not really a lot that you can do at this point. It's probably toast but you never know...
Well before it looked dead but now it seems like the polyps are starting to extend again. My question is should I try to frag it? Like the part that is still alive
 

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Well before it looked dead but now it seems like the polyps are starting to extend again. My question is should I try to frag it? Like the part that is still alive
It's a catch-22, especially if it is recovering slightly. Myself, I'd be inclined to not stress it further (at least for a little while, anyway), but ultimately you probably have a better vantage point to observe how it's actually doing.
 
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It's a catch-22, especially if it is recovering slightly. Myself, I'd be inclined to not stress it further (at least for a little while, anyway), but ultimately you probably have a better vantage point to observe how it's actually doing.
Thanks, I'll leave it alone
 

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Thanks, I'll leave it alone
I had four small goniopora frags and one colony that weren't doing great, One looked similar to yours does now, and despite a bit of color/flesh I finally threw in the the towel after a month. I moved the colony and it's done a 180, one of the frags has totally perked back up and the others are doing well - but the two remaining have developed some black spots just along the edges of the skeleton (not sure if they're long for this world or not, either).

My biggest challenge is keeping them upright as some of the reef life is determined to keep knocking them unglued...
 
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One was given to me free that looks like yours. Initially one polyp tucked away, now extends slightly after a month or so. Id leave it alone too. Seems to be recovering on its own. The stress or fragging it might be too much.
 
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I had four small goniopora frags and one colony that weren't doing great, One looked similar to yours does now, and despite a bit of color/flesh I finally threw in the the towel after a month. I moved the colony and it's done a 180, one of the frags has totally perked back up and the others are doing well - but the two remaining have developed some black spots just along the edges of the skeleton (not sure if they're long for this world or not, either).

My biggest challenge is keeping them upright as some of the reef life is determined to keep knocking them unglued...
you moved it to a new tank?
 
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One was given to me free that looks like yours. Initially one polyp tucked away, now extends slightly after a month or so. Id leave it alone too. Seems to be recovering on its own. The stress or fragging it might be too much.
ya mine was healthy to start but seemed to go downhill after cyano
 

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