I definitely plan to do that if the dead area keeps getting bigger. I managed to save a piece of the Fox Flame colony about one quarter inch before the rest of it died, and so far that tiny piece is still alive.I would try and break a couple tips off and glue them just to hopefully have a backup. Its hard when its in the middle like that.
A reefer's dream (partially) realized. I have always wanted a group of fish swimming among coral branches like you see in reef documentaries. I have sort of realized this dream with the large elkhorn Montipora colony and 4 chromis (I bought 6 but two didn't make it through the quarantine). They don't go into the branches as much as I hoped - mostly at night or when something is going on (this video was taken when doing a water change). At first the hawkfish was bothering them (he has to insert himself into almost every picture or video), but in the second half they were able to settle into the coral more.
In their current "52 weeks of reefing" video series, BRS is setting up a tank just for this. The tank will have nothing but some branching SPS, a bunch of chromis, and one grouper to scare them into the coral. It will be interesting to see how this works out.