Torch Coral

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by Skumbuza, 17 Jul 2011.

  1. Skumbuza

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    I purchased a torch coral about 3 weeks ago.
    After the first 3 days, i noticed it's "tentacles" started getting shorter until bit by bit, started dying. I noticed a brown slime on it. Looked it up and apparently it's a disease that corals can get. (Brown Jelly)
    It's at a point now that the middle, top section is longer on some days and then goes short again.
    The dead sections that were white are starting to get brownish algae on it.
    The section below the healthier looking bit (middle), is touch and go. Think it's dying one day & then looking promising the next.
    I've checked my parameters and all seems fine.
    Advice i've been given, is to frag off the dead white parts(i've been sucking off the brown jelly as it's shown face by the way)& to bath it in temp controlled RO water.
    I feel that's like asking a plumber to perform open heart surgery !
    What's the best thing for me to do ?!
    Awaiting your response !
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  3. Tremayn

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    cut off the infected parts pronto! It can kill the whole coral and can spread to other corals!
     
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    I agree. Happened to me.lost half my heads.cut the dead and dying parts off and my torch started recovering within days and is back to former glory. It will definitely spread if you don't cut the infected areas from the healthy ones.
     
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    Ok ! surgery it is then ! May thanks guys ! Much appreciated !
     
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    Since this isn't an anemone, it would be better for this thread to be in another forum. I'll see if I can get a Mod to move it.
     
  7. Skumbuza

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    LOL ! oops ! thought you'd be able to help with corals as well ! guess not then !
    Sorry about that !
     
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    No worries! Actually, I can help with corals too, but if you want your LPS Coral to get the most attention possible.....its best to have in the appropriate forums. ;)

    Oh, and if it were me, I would also give the coral a dip in addition to what was already suggested.
     
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    Thanks a mil Anemone ! Dip ? Could u elaborate on that. Sorry.. i'm a newbie to corals !
    Any luck on getting a mod to move this thread ?
     
  10. Nur

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    i dip mine in a leker iodine solution. and i add some iodine in my tank regularly.
     
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