Sulking Hammer Coral

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  1. nudibranch

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    Hi

    The last 3 days my hammer coral has been sulking and I just don't understand why.

    The params are all fine and is in the same place it has always been located in the tank.

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    thats nature :)

    give it more than a day to be worried...
    Polyp extension is for feeding generally and maybe he aint hungry
     
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    Is that more hammers on the right? also looks like sulking a bit?
     
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    Bubble coral below it not stinging it?
     
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    anything else added to the tank?
     
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    bubble corals have seriously long stinging tentacles.
     
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    It is not a bubble coral or what i know a bubble coral to look like below it

    This is what is below it

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    That's a bubble, well to me it is
     
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    That hammer is perfect just unhappy cause I was in the tank looking at the unhappy hammer
     
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    Looks like a bubble coral
     
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    This is what i think a bubble coral looks like
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    not sure if they look that same but I could be wrong

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    Yours looks like a bubble to me
     
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    each species can look diff, but yours is def a bubble
     
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    ok, I have a bubble coral ;-)

    I assume I should move the hammer coral then. Can an hammer be near a torch or frogspawn coral as they are the same family as I understand it?
     
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    with LPS its a hit and miss, some will play nice, some wont, but they can extend up too 15cm, trial and error
     
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    Did you also maybe change the flow in that area, don't forget LPS are not fans of heavy direct flow
     
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    That looks like some sort of brain coral to me...
     
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    frogs,hammers, torch,whiskers are euphyllia from samoa, the bubble is plerogyra eurysapta ( botom one is plerogyra simplex), normaly the euphyllia will win this battle but becaus they are not on the same level and the hammers sweepers cant get to bubble.(but the bubble can get to hammer. level in tank) def more than 150mm recom between them. also phosphate drop or a kh spike will do this but its def chemical warfare.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice all. I will try and move the coral to a place that works better for it
     
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    are that electric blue hermit new? is it molding? wait another day or so, it does not look like burn marks on that hammer, it can be that the hermit desided that is a jungle gim is a nice molding place
     
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