Yellow Tang eating my Hammer!

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I saw my Yellow Tang nip at my hammer coral a few days ago. The hammer has since deteriorated and looks on its way out if not dead already. Today I see my yellow tang deciding to go nuts and eat the rest of what is left of the hammer. I have 3 Euphyllia including 2 other Hammers in the tank. Should I remove the Tang? Was it only nipping before because it was possibly dying?
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I have been trying to feed generally light. I put up algae clips 2-3x per week and put up a new one when I saw him nip at the hammer. I guess I will put it out more regularly.
 
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I have been feeding daily and he takes frozen and pellets. I'm afraid he will nip more corals. I would love to keep him if this was an isolated incident :/
 
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The hammer looks like its not doing so well...tang is most likely cleaning algea from the skeleton.

Amybswings in your parameters?

Whats your po4 and no3
 
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Po4 and No3 were higher than normal bc my skimmer was offline for a while. Working on bringing those down. Hammer looked very normal before the day I saw him nip. Then the next day the hammer was more retracted on the side he nipped. I turned down the flow a bit and fed the hammer after that. Then 2 days later he looked like he was toast one morning. All other corals in tank including 2 other hammer currently doing fine.
 

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