One head out of 3 frogspawn coral not opening

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One of the heads on my frog spawn hasn't opened for a couple of day, looks like something is irritating it. Could it be flatworms? Parameters all in check.
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It would be the logical thing to assume,have you added anything new that might have bought in say a tritonia slug?. No brown stringy stuff?
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Not that I can see Carol. Ive ordered some of that salifert flatworms exit.
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Do you have Flatworms then ?

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I added some different wavemaker pumps into my tank last week and some of my hammer decided it didn't like the flow. Closed for a few days but when I moved the flow they came out again. Could you have moved flow so it is too direct.

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Don't know if I have them to be honest,  more of a precautionary step. No I don't think it's the flow as I haven't moved or changed the wave maker or the flow.
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I would not go just plonking Flatworm exit it for no reason.

Flatworms are fairly easy to spot :)

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Oh I thought it was reef safe?
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Apparently it can kill other things aswell :( will have another look before I decide to use it.
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It is reef safe 100% I've used it in the past but you have to be careful when using it as it takes its toll on the system so only use when needed

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OK cheers. I will keep an eye on it.
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Reply #11

Could it have taken a knock?  Shrimps picking at it if it tried to swallow a chunk of food.  Could be loads of things.  I'd wait a few days. or take it out and dip it and see if anything comes off.  You don't need to treat the whole tank just yet.

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Yeah I hear what you're saying mate, it's a tiny bit more inflated today. It could of had a knock, the only shrimp I have is a boxer shrimp. I'm just feeding my reef addiction as I type this adding a digitata and another torch coral.  :grin: this reefing business is soooo addictive!
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