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  1. Yes you can just cut off the head. You can also use scissors to cut a strip off around the outside edge. Once you have the frags growing with a stalk and "cap" the neon green I would think could get you $20 - $40 for a 2" baby. The generic brown maybe $10 on a good day.
  2. We can't rule out some kind of bug so I would definitely set up a qt and tbe first couple fish probably should be considered "canaries" to see if it really is a bug that got into his system. So long as corals keep looking good keep adding them. they're the most important part of your filtration
  3. Adding more bacteria certainly won't hurt but I would do try to do a 20% to 30% water change with clean water from an established system. What's the timeline everything was done? Trying to put 4 clowns together is iffy. The chromis has a blemish that could be an internal bacterial issue but chromis have a high death rate anyway so I wouldn't necessarily use it as an indicator of a problem. Did he QT the fish before adding them? Was anything else besides from the original system added besides the clowns, cardinal, shrimp and crabs? What kind of shrimp? If it was a cleaner shrimp I would consider it more sensitive than fish to ammonia which should have only taken roughly a week to spike and disappear so if it's still alive and the new fish were added later it's more likely a pathogen and social stress.
  4. +1 There are documented bleaching events tied to bacterial infections but trying to identify it in one of our tanks would be a challenge. Lighting can also change dramatically in just an inch. Looking at the picture you posted the two that are bleached appear to be the only two that are dirrectly facing up and getting the most light. Do you have a history of your PO4? This paper here found internal PO4 levels below .07 made corals more sensitive to light and to temperature. If your PO4 levels have dropped in your tank over the last several months one possible explanation for it happening recently is an imballance between PO4 and nitrogen.
  5. +1 A lot of it can continue to grow where it lands if it's getting the right amount of light.
  6. +1 to everything Isaac said. Corals do fine where the salinity is at now so there's no hurry to bring it back up to 1.026. Corals tolerate 1.019 so your corals might have slimed more from the sudden changes in salinity.
  7. Could just be a scrape but either way if it's just one eye on one fish I would not do anything.
  8. I have that in most if not all of my tanks and even in the ones running a couple decades they haven't been a problem and only stay in the dark.
  9. What an awesome accomplishment! It'd be fantastic if you actually got some larva to settle someplace and start to grow. I don't know what it is for anemones but I think some coral spp. are just a few days as larva before settling. Although if it's just the one clone line that expelled gammetes they may not self fertilize as they are all the same genotype, I know that's the one of the difficulties sexually reproducing corals in aquaria.
  10. Thank you all! It was really sad to see her just lying next to a big brown finger Sinularia sp. she's been hosting the last four years. I counted it up and she's lived through 8 moves and two crashes. 4 of the moves were for redecorating the room she was in, 2 were change of residence and 2 were when her acrylic tank started leaking and she and her tankmates were in a holding tank for a couple weeks while it was repaired. The first crash was in 2002 when a UV failed during an ick outbreak (I say crash as we lost most of the fish but the corals were fine). The second crash was 4 years ago when a house sitter somehow accidentally set the heat in the house at 90, only survivors were her, a yellow tang, a green brittle star and some hermit crabs. How she and the tang made it in an 80 gallon tank when all the leathers, euphilia, zoas and mushrooms and half a dozen other fish were just blobs of goo is beyond me but she was clearly a survivor. Life expectancy in the wild is around 28 years. I'm pretty sure she wasn't more than a year or two old when I got her and her mate. They were in a tank together in Partner's when it was still owned by Tim Weaver and were displaying typical paired behaviour but she was only about 3 1/2" or 4" long or about 2/3rds adult female size. She really was a black widow though. Her first mate was found dead a few months after the first move in 2000 and every introduction after wards never survived more than a few weeks even when I tried 3 at one time.
  11. I had to decide to euthanize one of my fish today. She was a white band Marroon Clown bought as a female of a pair of wild collected in 1997. She had stopped eating over a week ago and then couldn't maintain her balance or float. I would like to say she left behind her mate but she had killed several over the years.
  12. It's all in the eye of the beholder. (And I think I need to take a lot of that frogspawn off your hands. )
  13. Freind of mine got this cute video of his neighbors daughter talking to Elvis https://youtu.be/D5jHklmdfa8
  14. Freind of mine got this cute video of his neighbors daughter talking to thier 25+ year old sailfin tang named Elvis https://youtu.be/D5jHklmdfa8
  15. No one would believe I need glasses after finding this crawling on sand in one of my tanks.