Torch coral HELP needed

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    Hi Friends,

    Bought myself a nice torch coral last weekend, its been opening over the last week and all been good, Before leaving to go away on Friday it was healthy, got back earlier to find something is has gone wrong, 2 of the 4 heads have a funny jelly on it, there is no sign of its tentacles, PLEASE HELP, should I separate the other 2 heads off the piece before they die too?

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    If it was me, remove dead bits and Lugol's Iodine dip it.
     
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    Lugol's Iodine? get that from the pharmacy? and how do you prepare the dip?

    What would've caused it though?
     
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    Yes from the Pharmacy, they don't travel well. I have had 2 like that start off fine then in a day or 2 they start to die.

    Think it is 20 drops per L. 15 -20 min. Been a long time so have forgotten.:(
     
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    Looks like it could be brown jelly disease, just to be safe separate the healthy heads immediately before it spreads.
     
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    When I say use Lugol's I mean dip it is a separate container.
     
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    Woke up this morning and its already covered the other 2 head, quickly removed it and washed it in a tincture of idodine mix (only thing I had), its remove alot of the slime and you can still see alot of the polyp left, where to from here?
    will this heal?
    whats caused it?
    can it spread to my other corals?


    thx, got you on that;)
     
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    remove the heads that have it on. If you cut open a dead head with a dremel you will see how deep that stuff is and it will stink. It will spread like nuts if you don't remove it.
     
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    You will have to cut away some of the good bits to get all the bad. It is like cancer for corals.
     
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    is it more common with torches?
     
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    Hammers and frog spawn. But it will spread to others, lost my gonni because I bought a hammer that got it.
     
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    threw the 2 bad heads away, got the other 2 in a Iodine sol, jelly seems to be dislodging but still not 100%, will leave it overnight, I've also been giving it a good shake every now and then to help.
     
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    I've just discovered my frogspawn has it too, it also just started not opening properly, a day or so ago, now traces of the brown jelly, So I syphoned the bit of jelly off and removed it for a dip, hold thumbs for me
     
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    just check on the coral in the dip, you know where the coral grows down the side of the skelliton, there is a clear slime coming off there, is this from the coral or the disease lifting?
     
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