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Old 02/11/2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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Torch Coral showing skeleton

Hi guys,

Yesterday I have bought a torch coral and noticed that it was showing its skeleton when I came to check on it the next morning. Does this mean that the torch coral is eventually going to die? What should I do?


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Old 02/11/2018, 10:52 AM   #2
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Here are the pictures of the coral.


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Old 02/11/2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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post a full tank shot, I wouldnt keep adding lps if you dont know why its dying


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Old 02/11/2018, 08:43 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry really. They tend to do this. Mine shrink up when they expel waste, around night time or just being weird.


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Old 02/12/2018, 06:40 AM   #5
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Give it some time to settle into your tank as well since you just bought it a day or two ago.

Since it it is an LPS coral, how are your calcium, mag, and alk readings? While it's not a difficult coral to keep, it will thrive more with those proper levels.


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Old 02/12/2018, 12:37 PM   #6
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Apparently the torch is getting worse. It is starting to lose its tentacles and right now I am seeing the bare skeleton. I bought this guy in a reef show and probably got its septa (bone) injured and is suffering from infection. I believe right now there is nothing I can do. Thanks for the help guys.

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Old 02/12/2018, 02:24 PM   #7
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Please turn of the blue light, cant make anything from all the saturated blue.


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Old 02/12/2018, 03:19 PM   #8
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I can't tell much with all that blue either.

It looks like a wall hammer though.


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Old 02/21/2018, 12:58 PM   #9
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Apparently the torch is getting worse. It is starting to lose its tentacles and right now I am seeing the bare skeleton. I bought this guy in a reef show and probably got its septa (bone) injured and is suffering from infection. I believe right now there is nothing I can do. Thanks for the help guys.



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Is that an elegance coral on the far left of your tank?


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Old 02/24/2018, 02:18 PM   #10
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When I first brought home my gold torch it receded far back into its skeleton, it still recedes most nights but as much. It fully extends every day now that I have found it is place it is happy.


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Old 03/09/2018, 12:38 PM   #11
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My torch used to do that every once in awhile. Would recede and then come back and stretch out after a few days. Hopefully yours is now doing the same and back to normal.


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Old 03/09/2018, 01:56 PM   #12
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I have had success using an iodine dip/Lugols solution when there was actual tissue or polyp loss. I usually do the dip once or twice on all my LPS when new also. They are susceptible to tissue damage followed by infection.


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