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Damaged Sarcophyton


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I noticed today there is a hair line cut on my sarcophytons cap.

 

I`m not sure how this happened, i`v got no inverts that would do this.

When i tried examining it i noticed if i touch the hair line cut it will eject

what i think can only be some sort of toxin..

 

besides this the colony looks to be in good shape.

 

Am i going to have to change the water since its emitting this chemical?

i also noticed the cap is changing shape in reaction to the cut, both sides look to be rounding out

appearing slightly more distinct. Maybe this is normal?

 

i dunno.

I`m just hoping no decomposition occurs and i have to throw it out....

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might make a baby or split in two. Leathers are fairly resiliant, I wouldn't worry.

 

 

What about the Toxins?

are they going to be become an issue?

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how big is the sarco?

i frag mine by rubber banding them down the middle this usually forms a "crack" down the center which turns into 2 separate sacros. if its a new frag it might be due to that. as long as you're getting polyp extension, you're fine, sarcos are hard to kill.

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how big is the sarco?

i frag mine by rubber banding them down the middle this usually forms a "crack" down the center which turns into 2 separate sacros. if its a new frag it might be due to that. as long as you're getting polyp extension, you're fine, sarcos are hard to kill.

 

 

i obtained it as a frag sort of.

mine is apparently is the product of natural fragmentation.

the rock at the store had several of these, and one of them attached to the glass "this one"

Under a shelf.

 

Its not very big.

only about two inches wide. its somewhat bean shaped.

 

The Tank is only 14 gallons though so i was just worried that that

leaking could toxify the water.

 

i just did a 40% water change just in case.

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i have a 6" sarco within 1/2 an inch of other soft corals in a 30L. it sheds its outer layer every once and a while and i see no problems with my corals, i'd say you're fine even without the water changes.

some sps corals can be affected by the sarco toxins.

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