Urgent help needed FrogSpawn

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    Hi All,

    The past 2 days my Hammer head has not been opening and I have noticed some black on the coral, I'm new to this hobby and i'm really worried.

    The only thing different that I did 2 days ago was raise my calcium from 390 to 420.

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    It looks like "brown jelly". I had the same with my hammer. The coral is unfortunately dying off and it sometimes happens with Euphyllia species. Doesn't necessarily mean you did anything wrong. It can spread however and you need to control it.

    Use airline tubing and suck the brown jelly from the coral. Healthy flesh will stay put. Do this a few times a day.

    If have a sharp Stanley knive of similar and it's a branching coral you can frag the affected heads off. Looks like both yours is affected.

    After sucking up the gunk, do a iodine/saltwater dip for 10 min. I didn't do this as mine went from healthy to dead in one day. It can progress very quickly.

    If you see there's no hope, remove it from your tank, it can affect/infect other corals. That why it's better to suck the dead tissue off rather than blow it off with a turkey baster.

    Good luck.
     
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    It actually looks like the big head on the left is still unaffected.

    I would frag and discard the other two, dip the healthy head and observe.
     
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    From @mytank

    1. There is no cure so the quicker you get over it the better trust me dude

    2. I tried the following :

    X2 40% water changes a week
    X2 dips a day with all sorts of iodine, coral dip etc
    X amounts of siphoning when I saw brown jelly

    Nothing happens. It spreads I lost alot of coral so advise:

    1. Take it, out while cutting the head(s) drip iodine over the cut to disinfect and do a final dip a well when done.

    2. Keep and monitor it in a hospital tank.

    You can salvage the coral just not the heads that we infected.

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    You can get Lugol's iodine from any pharmacy as far as I know. 10 drops per liter to mix for the dip.
     
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    :( How does this happen ?

    I will try all the methods that everyone has mentioned, Its not cool feeling watching something die in your tank.

    Thanks for everyone's advise its much appreciated.
     
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    From the Link I posted earlier...:p
     
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    Sorry bud missed that :)
     
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