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Old 11-18-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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torch coral

Having a problem with one of the heads of my torch coral. Seems to be dead and stringy. Will it affect the other heads. This is my first dealing with one. Just got him a few weeks ago. Here is some pics Any ideas?
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:02 PM   #2
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Looks like brown jelly. It doesn't always affect every head on these branching corals but I'd remove the effected head and just keep an eye on it.
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Thanks Cindy. Will do
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I agree. I recently had a head die (I'm assuming from the clownfish hosting it) and it did that same thing. Remove it.
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they bigger question is what caused it...
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Most likely brown jelly
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brown jelly is a protozoan infection, often the result of tissue trauma and not the cause.
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I think Innovator means is, what caused the brown jelly. It could be from something irritating the head causing the flesh to recede and become infected. Sometimes it's hard to know why these things happen. It could have been damaged before you got it. Isn't this one of the newer corals? Good luck with it.

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Yes it is . I`m wondering if too much flow on it might be causing it. I recently bought a PH and it has alot of current on it. Thanks Cindy
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