Torch coral dying

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  1. Tafelsout

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    Hi everyone,

    I came home to this tonight:banghead::
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    There is 1 more head that is starting to melt/recede. The other 8 heads, other torch and the hammer seems fine.

    Not sure what is wrong. A friend mentioned that it might have been due to temp fluctuations. I tested the water parameters - all seems fine.

    Temp: 25
    Salinity: 1.024
    Ammonia and Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: below 2 - closer to 0
    Kh: 8.4 dkh
    Calcium: 420
    Magnesium: 1460
    Ph: 8.4

    I use red sea test kits, supplements and salt.

    Any advice and help will be higly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards
     
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  3. NJH

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    Could be brown jelly disease. Cut the head off and do iodine dip.
     
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    what does it look like today?
     
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    Hi RiaanP,

    Followed the advice of NJH (thanks). The remainder of the heads seems fine - all open.

    Thanks
     
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    Pleasure. Just keep an eye on it. A second dip may be needed.
     
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    Hi NJH,

    Will do. Seems to be doing fine at the moment.

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    Awesome.
     
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    Hi guys,

    Just an update. I lost 6 heads in total in the end. Found the issue. It was some parasite. I dipped (Seachem Reef Dip) all my LPS for 3 consecutive days (waited 24 hours between each dip). So far the rest of the heads seema happy and healthy.

    Thanks for the help and advice.
     
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    Great news
     
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    Hi guys :)

    So it's me again with the same torch coral:banghead:

    I noticed that the 2 remaining polyps started with some tissue loss. The edge white flesh of the polyp by the skeleton is turning brown:

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    Please help:( this torch has been with me since November last year and I have been working hard to keep it alive. It was doing well until now...I believe

    Any assistance will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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