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Hi guys, here is what happened:
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Two things happened in the last week that are the only things I have done differently.

1. I added my first anemone, a small BTA, on day 2 I noticed it was actually on the pincushion, assuming it had been stung and reading the horror stories of dying softies taking out a tank - I moved it to quarantine within 12 hours.

2. Tried feeding inverts (hermit & two cleaners) as well as the LPS small pieces of calamari tube (3-4mm square) normally use raw prawn bits but the calamari was cheap so I thought I'd give it a try. They all seemed to love it, so much so the cleaners were and eventually did pull the squid away from the bubble.

Only noticed damage to torch when getting home tonight, it was fine last night.

Any ideas what's going on?
 
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P.s. Been about 4 days since I saw any life on the pincushion. Is it dead? How do you know?
 

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Pincushion should recover. They can stay looking like that for a few days and then suddenly be back to normal. How are the conditions of the qt tank, lighting, flow et?
What fish do you have in the tank?
What are your parameters? They receding bubble coral might be a sign of a change in parameters.
Where did you get the calamari...I once bought from a fishmonger and lost a prized coral. After some serious interrogation he finally admitted to adding meat tenderizer to make his cheap rubbish bulk @$@$ palatable.
 
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qt tank is a small 27l, has a canister filter, small power head and factory fitted 10w boyou fluorescent 7500k. Tested basic parameters on Sunday salinity 1.023, no2 0, no3 0, nh4 0, ph 8.2.
 
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Dt parameters ph8.2, no2 0, no3 4, salinity 1.026, ammonia 0, mg 1440, kh 9.8, ca 440, phosphate 0.02.

I have 2 ocellated clowns, 1 yellow tang, 3 chromis, 1 hermit, 2 cleaner shrimp and a few turbos and nassarius snails, 1 red fromia star and the BTA
 
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cut off or frag the pieces of torch coral infected to save the healthy tissue then try and dip the coral it then put it in a strong flow
 
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Fragged, will get dip tomorrow, thanks for the quick responses guys - appreciate
 
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Fragging & dip certainly seem to have done the trick
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And the pincushion is recovering after shedding its skin
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Thanks again for the quick advice folks
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brown jelly disease is the devil :taz: , any signs of it should be sorted out quickly , you loose some heads in no time . good to see things are back to normal
 
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Not likely splitting, more just doing a water change. My BTA does this once a week or so. Opens its mouth fully wide and becomes totally deflated. Looks like it's about to die a fast death. A hour or two later and it's back to normal again.
 

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