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Old 04-02-2005, 02:19 PM
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My Hammer Coral has just recently developed a bubble growing out of the middle. Any ideas?
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:41 PM
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Looks like this
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:16 PM
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Two more heads have developed bubbles. Has anyone ever experienced this?
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Yup
Hammers,frogspawn etc do that when they are preparing to split off a new head.
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Awsome, I was starting to worry. Just wasn't sure what to make of it. It does look healthy other than the bubbles. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:56 AM
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In my experience with the euphyllia species, this is generally an early phase of the corals demise. I have never personally experienced it in my tank, but have witnessed it in a couple others. The bubble will continue to grow in size and it usually (not always) will rupture which is what kills the polyp. A couple hypotheses as to what causes it are either A. Brown Jelly disease, or B. a grain of sand, or something similar has gotten into the polyp and has irritated it. I generally tend to think that B is usually the case. Additionally, I have kept, at one point or another, every sub-species of euphyllia that is commonly available in the trade, and have never once seen this before a split.

Other than helping to explain what I think is going on, I can't be of much more help. I don't have any idea's on how to prevent and or fix the issue.
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I have personally experienced it in my tank several times with several corals and its always been just the heads preparing to separate. Possibly if the ones you are familiar with got brown jelly it was because of bad tank conditions? I have had many LPS over the years and never had a healthy LPS get brown jelly unless there was a massive injury.
I have had this multiple times with hammer, torch, frogspawn,and anchor corals and never had any die. Just split off new heads.
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well thats great news, my hammer is doing the same, two crazy bubbles in the middle splitting it right down the center!
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