The attached pic is my hammer coral. I was told by the LFS it is a male since it has all the 'babies' on it. I really want the babies to grow but they are so small and starting to get shaded by the bigger heads. I also know that with plants, the more tops/heads there are, the more competition there is. So.... how can I go about seperating some of the new heads off? I know that a dremel can be used to cut through the skeleton but is it a good idea to cut off the branches with such small new heads on them? I was thinking that I could cut off the new growth and some of the skeleton around each new head. Since some of the small ones are far from other growth, they could have a decent piece of skeleton to hold on to. When the babies retract into the skeleton, there is only a very small tube that it goes into and I cant imagine it going much further into the skeleton that just below the surface. How much of the whole skeleton does each new head actually need? Does the dead skeleton (non fleshy) provide the new heads with anything except a place to retract? Or is the new, fleshy growth all that is alive? If possible, I would like to carefully cut the shown branch into 6 or more pieces, so that each new head can be given more individual care. What do you think?