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Unread 12/08/2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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my torch coral is melting! help!

I have a torch coral that has two separate heads on it, and when I woke up today one of the heads was melting away into a pile of slime. What would cause this and should I worry about the other head? There was no brown slime or anything, just clear melted tentacles. Please help me.


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Unread 12/09/2008, 08:49 AM   #2
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Nobody in this forum can help me? Any advice will help.


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Unread 12/09/2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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You need to test your water and let us know parameters. Also has anything changed about your tank lately? Light, equipment, salt?
There are a million reasons this can happen, but without info it is a stab in the dark.


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Unread 12/09/2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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Parameters are all in check salinity is 1.025, dkh is 9 nitrates and phosphates are 0 calcium is around 450. I haven't changed a single thing in my tank. I was about to do a water change. I'm not really sure what triggered the meltdown because evetthing Has been stable for a long time and I've never had a tank crash.


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Unread 12/09/2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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do you have any pepermint shrimp in the tank? a buddy of mine had thhem eat away at his frogspawn and hammer.

so you might have something munching on it in your tank.


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Unread 12/09/2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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I have no shrimp in my tank. I have zebra hermits and snails and then a lawnmower blenny, an ocellaris clown, and an ebli angelfish. I keep my eye on the angel and he does not touch any of my corals.


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Unread 12/10/2008, 10:04 AM   #7
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Also, ammonia is 0 and ph is 8.4. My lighting is 6x39 watt T5 over my 30 gallon. I can keep hammer and frogspawn. Any help us appreciated.


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Unread 12/10/2008, 12:24 PM   #8
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I have no shrimp in my tank. I have zebra hermits and snails and then a lawnmower blenny, an ocellaris clown, and an ebli angelfish. I keep my eye on the angel and he does not touch any of my corals.
Even though you haven't seen it, that angel would be a prime suspect. They are notorious for LPS picking/eating.


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Unread 12/11/2008, 09:15 AM   #9
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Hmmm...I figured that my angel would be more prone to pick at my zooanthids rather then my torch.


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Unread 12/11/2008, 07:50 PM   #10
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i have had 3 torch corals melt on me to,,the rest of my lps have always been fine.........let us know if you get to the bottom of this


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