Help!!! Somthing is eating my finger leather

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    My leather has some kind of infection :dft004:, white blobs are appearing on random spots and wherever they appear, the polyps round them are dying and when i remove the blobs, its clear that the coral has been eaten away. ive dipped it twice but it keeps comming back, will post pics tomorrow, does anyone have any ideas of what it could be?:banghead:
     
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    a worm? I had a worm attacking my sponge once, I had to sump the sponge
     
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    nope

    no, its just random spots that are appearing, i think it might be a bacterial infection, i have dipped it twice but they keep comming back :(
     
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    what did you dipped it with?
     
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    Thats a good point actually, i used cape coral care's coral disinfectant but the bottle looks to be a couple of years old, can it expire???? need some expert advice here
     
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    Do they look a bit like bubbles under the coral tissue?
     
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    nope

    nope, its cream coloured spots that form ontop of the tissue and around it, all polyps are gone, when i remove the blob, its clear that tissue has been eaten away
     
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    pics

    I have circled the blobs, but as i said, i dipped it and physically removed the things but they keep comming back, i love this coral and i dont wanna loose it!!!:dft004:

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    Hi there yes it could be a worm, what i did was removed the leather and cut the chunk off where it was eaten away and found a black worm in side my leather,so pls check propley and what will help is a sixline wrasse, they chow those buggers also whatch out for pest snails they also chow on leathers and many corals, and a pair of manaquin shrimps will help as well
     
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    Ok, so i have to chop pieces of my leather off to find the bugger? i have had a six line wrasase for about 2 months now...wouldnt it have eaten the worm? there are about 12 different spots where the blobs have turned up on different arms :( i am really worried about loosing this coral.
     
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    I have lost

    My poor leather coral is now in the great reef in the sky :dft004::dft004::dft004:and again :dft004::y1:I tried everything, dipped it twice and disected to look for worms, nothing:beatdeadhorse5:
    Removed him 5 mins ago and i have never smelt anything that bad, ever!
    now to mourn and drink some :peroni:s :( Thanks everyone who tried to help
     
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    bummer. had a similar issue with my large leather. has to frag it and only had 1 frag survive the worms. the smell is nasty stuff...
     
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