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Old 03/14/2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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Torch

Hi. Just brought home a torch and noticed the whitish stalk part is cracked. I didn't noticed this when I bought it. Maybe happened during transport. Should I be concerned?


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Old 03/14/2018, 02:45 PM   #2
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Pic

Check it out


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Old 03/14/2018, 03:04 PM   #3
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It looks like it was cracked when they fragged it as it appears to go all the way down. A larger concern is the flesh does not cover the ridge of the skeleton. A healthy euphyllia (most any LPS coral) should have live flesh going at least to the top of the stalk.


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Old 03/14/2018, 03:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for reply. Should I return it? The LFS is pretty far away.


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Old 03/14/2018, 03:25 PM   #5
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Another angle


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Old 03/14/2018, 03:29 PM   #6
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Will it survive?


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Old 03/14/2018, 05:16 PM   #7
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I would doubt that the coral will live.


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Old 03/14/2018, 05:30 PM   #8
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Why not?


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Old 03/16/2018, 04:45 AM   #9
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Why not?
Past experience with torches getting their insides exposed. Some LPS are ok with it but euphyllia do not seem to be in that group.


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Old 03/16/2018, 08:16 AM   #10
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Oh ok. Thanks. I ended up putting a small rubber band around base. So far it's been looking ok but still concerned.


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Old 03/16/2018, 01:26 PM   #11
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if the tissue doesn't cover the entire extend of the stalk you could use a little super glue to mend the skeleton back together, just be careful not to pinch the tissue in the process creating a potential opening for infection


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Old 03/16/2018, 02:06 PM   #12
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It looks like about 3 of the tentacles may be pinched. They are sticking through the top of the cracked all flattened out. I'm afraid to mess with it again because how fragile it is.


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Old 03/16/2018, 02:09 PM   #13
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Hope you can see. Thanks


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Old 03/16/2018, 02:11 PM   #14
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Not sure why pics are sideways. Sorry. Had to use my daughter's hair bands. I do have glue too


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Old 03/16/2018, 03:22 PM   #15
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Try and super glue it. Fingers crossed


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Old 03/16/2018, 10:26 PM   #16
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I would leave it be. It will do more harm then good to keep messing with it. It may take a few days to settle in, but If your params are ok & it is a healthy coral then it will be fine. If it starts looking like your first pic that u took when u first put him in your tank, then it may be time to worry.


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Old 03/17/2018, 01:24 AM   #17
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Ok. Thanks


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Old 03/17/2018, 07:28 PM   #18
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Looking better now


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Old 03/20/2018, 03:49 PM   #19
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So today when I got home I noticed brown jelly disease on the torch. I cleaned it off the best I could. Dipped in fresh water and cleaned again. I have it in a small container with some tank water. How long can it stay in there with no water movement? Should I put it in a bigger bucket and put a circulater in with it? I also glued the cracked parts and have a mini led light on it. Thanks


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