Montipora Potentially Bleaching, or recovering?

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Hi! I bought this small mystic sunset monti frag from my LFS and managed to drop it a couple times while trying to get it off the frag plug. There were these blotch-y areas straight away once it was mounted. I'm trying to determine what I should do to help this monti recover quickly. It's been in there a couple weeks, and the polyps do come out, even on the discoloured parts. Is the bleaching linked to lighting too, or would it be different colour if it were bleaching from light?
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Hi! I bought this small mystic sunset monti frag from my LFS and managed to drop it a couple times while trying to get it off the frag plug. There were these blotch-y areas straight away once it was mounted. I'm trying to determine what I should do to help this monti recover quickly. It's been in there a couple weeks, and the polyps do come out, even on the discoloured parts. Is the bleaching linked to lighting too, or would it be different colour if it were bleaching from light?
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you are hinting towards the light in your original post, do you have other monti's? Is your lighting strong enough? They love strong lighting and flow in my experience.
 
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you are hinting towards the light in your original post, do you have other monti's? Is your lighting strong enough? They love strong lighting and flow in my experience.
I think it could be but was wondering if anyone could tell the difference between just some damage and actual bleaching.
No other montis no, lighting currently a little lower than it could be but want to confirm what I'm seeing isn't bleaching before I turn them up :)
 

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