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Old 05/15/2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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Coral detaching from skeleton

Hi all,
I received this coral 4 months ago as a present. My friend couldnt remember the name but i think is some kind of Pocillopora. It always looked fine and growing until some weeks ago i noticed some bare skeleton tips. Initially i thought it was because my hermits like to climb on this coral to mold, but today i was blasting away some detritus in a rock nearby and i noticed small pieces of coral floating around, then i blasted it directly to see how it would react. Apparently the polyps are responding to the blows and retiring but by the tips they were just coming off. The coral is not bleached and it looks fine. What could it be? Any one experienced something similar?

Couple of water changes ago (i do it every 2 weeks, about 15%) i made the mistake to forget the auto top off on, and for about 1h i guess they were shocked with low salinity. Can it be that? Other corals look ok to me.

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