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Old 07-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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barnicle

found out what it is on my torch coral, its a banicle. could that be whats killing it, does anyone know
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Yes, it will kill it. I got one on my frogspawn now. :/
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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i bought it at a petstore and i know it was on it when i bought it because i saw it when it was stressed because of moving it, i just e. mailed the petstore to see what they say
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
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It should only kill the head that it's on.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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it killed two heads, sat right in the middle of them. went to the petstore, and they said that if i cut the dead part back, that new heads will grow out, i think ill wait though and let it settle down
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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I would just saw the head that the barnacle is on off If it's killing things and leave it in the tank. They're pretty cool.
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If you use pliers you can break the barnacle off, I had three in my torch and removed them. The head with 2 barnacles died but the head that had one has bounced right back and is looking very nice and healthy.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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I used tweezers and pulled it off my torch. Head is already growing back.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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i cut if off, it was inbedded in the torch, dought that that side will come back,
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:49 PM   #10
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You would be surprised. Of the two heads I had with barnacles the one receded and died but the other opened up a tiny bit then after about a week it's fully open now, way more so than when it had the barnacle. The head that died had two barnacles in it and I think it was just to much damage to recover from. It would have died with the barnacle so one dead and one survived not bad odds.
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