Not sure what going on...

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Looked over at my tank and saw one of my lps corals flopping around. It’s barely hanging onto the base; by a thread. It is fully extended and looks super happy. I moved it off the rock it was on and put it in the sand, in a lower flow area of the tank so it’s not flopping around as much. I also don’t know the name of this coral, what type of lps it is (I know doesn’t help much).

I looked this up to see if anyone else has had this issue, but could only find posts on torches doing this.

I am not sure what’s going on, and I am looking to the community for help.

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It detached from the rock or from the base?
Looks like an acan
 
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it has detached from the coral base, as in its skeleton. It is hanging on with one of the 'mouths'.

Is there any to prevent this, or correct it?
 

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Back in the day there was, what probably is a old wives tale /dismissed by now? is that depleted strontium levels were theorized to be a contributing cause of polyp bailout, I'm not sure if there is truth to it

sorry for my mumbling if it's been dispelled

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Thanks for the input guys, but I think I found my sneaky culprit.....

My tomini tang. Just saw it picking at the head of the coral that’s still hanging on. I am thinking it may have caused this.
I am not sure what to do about that, cuz I don’t have another tank that’s ready for corals.

I guess we will see how it goes...
 
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It’s gone. No idea where the head went, but all that’s left is the skeleton and plug.
 

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