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Old 11/04/2020, 07:49 AM   #1
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Strange appendage appeared on my hammer coral

Can anyone tell me what this hammer coral is doing? I'm guessing its some type of sweeper tentacle maybe? It has been appearing and disappearing so, its not a deformity but, it appears that the coral has control over it. I just thought it was odd as it has some weird vascular parts down at the base. I'm trying to get all of the pictures here but I'm only able to upload 1 of them. Any ideas?


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Old 11/04/2020, 07:57 AM   #2
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More pictures

Hopefully, the other pictures are here now?


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Old 11/05/2020, 07:42 AM   #3
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That is unusual. Maybe a sweeper variation. It almost looks like it's "dripping" upwards. I don't think it suggests ill health.

How is your flow? It seems very mild if that one tentacle can extend so straight up.


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Old 11/06/2020, 02:19 PM   #4
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Hammer doesn't have sweepers: it merely elongates a normal tentacle over time when annoyed. That looks like a tissue disruption of some kind, maybe a wound.


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Old 11/10/2020, 08:23 AM   #5
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That is unusual. Maybe a sweeper variation. It almost looks like it's "dripping" upwards. I don't think it suggests ill health.

How is your flow? It seems very mild if that one tentacle can extend so straight up.
I had the flow turned down to get a better picture. Its almost like its full of air like a balloon. I haven't seen it recently so, whatever it was seems to be gone. I've read in other posts that it might have been trying to check its surroundings to split. No clue. Thanks for your reply.


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Old 11/10/2020, 08:25 AM   #6
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Hammer doesn't have sweepers: it merely elongates a normal tentacle over time when annoyed. That looks like a tissue disruption of some kind, maybe a wound.
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I'm not sure what it was but, I haven't seen it recently. The coral seems healthy so, I'll leave it at that for now. Thanks again


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