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Scolymia receding - should I frag it?

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cruiZe

Help!    My Scoly is getting worse and worse.    I’ve had this coral for almost a year.   About 2 weeks ago I found the Scolymia part buried in sand and receding.   

 

I cleaned it off and have had it propped off the sand since and it’s getting worse.   I’ve been feeding it frozen or tiny pellets about every 3 days. 

 

Side by side pics are July 28 and Aug 7...  alone pic is today (Aug 11)    No perams have changed that I know of (I know you want my specs- I’ll get them)   No other corals are slowing neg reactions.  No new additions within months.  

 

I’ve seen Bristol worms and pods on it at night.      Should I frag it?   I know taking a dremmel to it will be super stressful but feeding alone isn’t stopping it. 

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Amphrites

I've heard you can dremmel up the back through the skeleton and then use a razor to cut the flesh, otherwise I have no clue or experience to go on. I've heard you *can* frag them, but it takes years for them to regain their circular appearance, if ever, and they supposedly don't handle it well. But if you think you might have a shot at saving the animal... Hard call, hopefully someone who's more experienced can chime in and help.

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cruiZe

Yeah I’m pretty worried about how fragging will look and how long it’ll take to grow back.. but I’m more worried I’m not going to have a coral in another 3 weeks. 

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cruiZe

I think it’s time... 😢 

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Amphrites

Hope it goes well, wish someone more experienced had been able to weigh in...

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cruiZe

Used Dremel 2” cutting wheel cutting from the back - kept it as wet and cool as I could.   I missed a little piece of decay - we’ll see what happens 

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