Octospawn dying???

Levib.Lenhart

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I’ve been struggling with this colony for nearly 3 weeks now. About a month ago, these heads were beginning to split, which they did. But seem to have never recovered, and now I’m worrying about polyp fallout.
When I feed about 2 days ago, the bottom head perked back up and looks half normal but then was back to this the next morning. Do I need to be cutting these heads off, or should I just completely frag out the colony?
Params:
Ammonia-0
NO4-0
NO3- ~30 (normal for my tank)
Ca-480
Mg-1250
PO4-0.04
pH-7.8

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Hmmmm, I may not have an answer for you but let’s find someone who does.
how long has this tank been up and running? Any other livestock/corals?
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Hmmmm, I may not have an answer for you but let’s find someone who does.
how long has this tank been up and running? Any other livestock/corals?
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Up and running for quite a few years, but I inherited it a little over a year ago. I only have zoas and an assortment of mushrooms in there, but nothing is close to the octo.
 

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Up and running for quite a few years, but I inherited it a little over a year ago. I only have zoas and an assortment of mushrooms in there, but nothing is close to the octo.
The pics aren’t the best, but are the heads flaking off? Also, if you wanna be on the safe side, if you chop those heads off, lowers the chance the whole colony gets a bacterial infection
 

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