Corals that eat fish

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    So I know certain corals can consume live fish but is there a list?

    My beloved blue damsel went missing and I haven’t seen a trace of a body – however I did not this weird bubble forming near the mouth of my hammer coral and upon closer inspection I noticed what I can only assume to be bones inside the bubble?
    The pieces look like fish bones! So my question is, do hammers eat live fish if they catch them?

    Heres some pics of the culprit

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    Apologies for the pics but I had to zoom in a bit

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    A hammer wont eat live fish. MAYBE it would eat a dead fish if the fish was small enough.
     
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    Thanks 459, any suggestions / information on th ebubble formation or fih bone like materials seen inside the bubble?
     
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    Dude, the bubble happens when it's about to split, the stalk of a hammer coral is made out of calcium. As it uses calcium out of your water column it grows and builds a new skeleton.
     
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    dude, some of the guys here are new to the hobby
     
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    I don't see the issue, i was merely explaining what is happening to him. The same happened to me and I experienced the same concern/interest in learning what it was. It's exciting to see.
     

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