Urgent help needed Torch Coral Help!

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  1. Cabrinha

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    Hi Guys, my torch was always super happy, but now after moving to a new tank this one head started dying or something, anybody know whats happening? Thanks in advance

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  3. dallasg

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    looks like brown jelly disease
    what are the current water parameters?
     
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    it could also be damage from moving, the skin around the skeleton is very prone, i would dip the coral
     
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    It is almost two weeks since it was moved and it started doing it now. Params are all good
     
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    Under what flow do you have the coral? Looks like it's really been blown hard.
     
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    its an infection so any damage could take its time to show.

    well if params are all 100%, dip the coral
     
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    When is now? How long? Did you only notice it now?
     
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    If it's brown jelly disease you will need to act quick before it spreads. It's a bit difficult to see from your pic. Have a google for "brown jelly disease" and see if you think that is what it is.
     
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    In what should i dip it? sorry but im still noob.

    No being blown hard at all, normal water flow.

    I noticed it last night
     
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    Dip in either coralX or any other coral dip that contains iodine, the best is lugos solution by brightwells. Just follow instructions carefully, the stuff is strong
     
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    if you can, turn off your powerheads, carefully remover the coral, take some water out of the tank in a container and gently wave the coral in there like shaking all the jelly off. Try you best to get all the jelly off, also use a mild solution of CoralRx if you can.

    Monitor carefully for recovery, at very worse the head will die, make sure the jelly does not spread to the other heads.
     
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    Thanks, should i cut the head off that is infected? I see some people recommends it
     
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    You could, dependant on how much of that particular head had been infected. Brown jelly spreads very quickly, I would personally cut the infected head off with some side cutters, do it under water in a Tupperware, then add the dip directly to the water after you remove the infected head. If you have a quarantine tank, dip the infected head and place it in the quarantine. You might come right and the infected head might heal. Dip infected head everyday.
     
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    thanks
     
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    @Cabrina coralx you'll find in the southern subs no lfs has it close to us. I think Billy has seachem doral dip which should be fine.
     
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    I soema used a solution of Iodine from the Pharmacy, 2 drops iodine in a container with 1 litre of tank water. I used a syringe to gently blow the brown jelly off. Never lost the head, actually grew into 4.
     
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    I dipped it in a container of tank water and blew off the jelly. Should i try and get some iodine tomorrow? Or should i rather save the other ten heads and cut of the two that is infected?
     
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    cut off the two that are infected
     
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    Can U jus,dip the,coral,in ro water an add about 14 ñl idine
    Seachem
     
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