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Old 05/13/2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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Torch dying

All of a sudden one of my torch corals is dying. I've had it for months and it was doing great but over the last week or so its been not looking great and now it is starting to look bad.

I have another torch and hammer and they all look ok.

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Old 05/13/2018, 04:50 PM   #2
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Did anything in the tank change? Some corals are more temperamental with slight shifts than others.
I would personally take it out for an iodine dip in what ever solution you use.
I've lost some lps unexpectedly to brown jelly and it happened similar to your description. Supposedly the protozoan can live dormant for months and then just take you by surprise. Not saying this is the issue but maybe look into brow jelly a bit. Fair warning though, noone seems to know anything for sure on brown jelly it's mostly speculation ime. Good luck, hopefully it's just annoyed.

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Old 05/13/2018, 09:13 PM   #3
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Are there any other corals near the torch? Such as a bubble coral?
What are your params?
Yeah, I also agree, dip it, it can't hurt. Also keep it away from other Euphyilla, just incase it is brown jelly. I wish you the best of luck.

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Old 05/29/2018, 03:27 AM   #4
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Is pst 3 weeks i have lost 4 heads on my torch, not sure why, all water parameters are good

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Old 05/29/2018, 06:26 AM   #5
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the urchin could have popped it

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Old 05/30/2018, 03:44 AM   #6
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It can be low nutrients in tank

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Old 06/17/2018, 09:37 AM   #7
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My torch did this due to poor lighting. I moved him to a less direct light spot and he's doing good now.

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