Torch Coral Help

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  1. Dre

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    One of the heads on my torch coral hasn't opened today and it seems to have a brown liquid coming out the centre. Does anyone know what this could be or why it is doing that?

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  3. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Brown jelly, take a turkey baster an blow it off. If not affected too bad it will recover nicely, blow off every time you see the brown stuff
     
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    It has gone but what is it and why is it doing that?
     
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    Euphyllia species do this, I notice it from time to time and myself start stressing. I think what you seen is not the Brown jelly.

    I often seen them excrete those brown strings and this from extremely healthy specimens. Wonder if there is a marine biologist around her that could give us more insight.

    But don't forget the dreaded Brown jelly disease, this is something different and normally starts from damaged tissue and infection. When this starts the head is normally doomed.
     
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    Ok thanks Andre. Mine isn't jelly like. It was brown strands.
     
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    Dre, the frogspawn head is dying.
    Like andre said. Use a turkey baster or large syringe to suck out the brown jelly. Make sure the jelly doesnt get on the healthy heads as it will cause the other heads to die as well.
    Then blow out all the jelly left on the head...
    If your water quality is good, the rest of the heads should survive...
     
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    Rather use suction instead of blowing it. By blowing it and it lands on another coral it might infect it.
     
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    Brown strands - might be expelling waste.
     
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    Brown jelly disease doesnt display as long strands being expelled from the mouth/anus of the coral. It's usually a brown slime that covers the whole coral.
     
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    if it looks like brown strands, almost like steamers then its waste, you will see this from time to time.
     
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    That's exactly what it did and after that it opened up nicely.
     
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    I suggest to remove it from tank for a couple of minutes and rather turkey baste it in a jug ect not inside the tank. .do a corsl dip and put back into the tank
     
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    @Dre Euphyllia's normally excrete from time to time,if it opens up to being normal again then nothing to stress about, but if the tentacles show signs of sulking and not extending to its normal length, then I suggest remove the affected head only before the other heads get affected. This way you save the coral.
     
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    My torch is one year old now and it is doing very well in my tank, it used to do that a lot, but not so often anymore, nothing to stress about, all my heads are still living and doing good, i usually just leave it...
     
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