Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 405
Torch Dying?

I purchased a torch frag the beginning of the week that was part of a 9-10 head colony. The lfs guy got a hammer and chisel and put the colony on the concrete floor and whacked off my frag. When he did this, he crushed one side of it(its splitting so its like an eight shape) and it seemed to be doing fine until a couple of days ago. It closed and the piece that Brock was falling off dragging part of the flesh with it. It looks really bad and there's a brown film coming off of the affected area. Will it be ok? If so, what can I do? Thanks!

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3958313070.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	181.9 KB
ID:	141753
__________________

__________________
NarwhalLover3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
cobra2003rg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 112
He should have fragged it and kept it for a week or so to see if it was heathy enough to let go. And he used a hammer and chisel what a moron.
__________________

__________________
cobra2003rg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
I'd bring it back and see if they'll hold it for you for a week or so. I've never had someone propagate a coral for me right infront of me but never heard of using a hammer and chisel.
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
That torch has brown jelly disease. It's thought to be a bacterial infection that effects LPS. It's contagious also. The guy did nothing wrong breaking the skeleton with a hammer and/or chisel. Personally, I would have used a dremel and made a perfect cut, since euphyllia skeletons can be so brittle, but I doubt this is what caused the BJD. I would remove the torch, shake it in a bowl of tank water to remove the brown jelly, taking care to not get any in the water column, then perhaps a lugols dip.
Put it in an area of slightly higher flow when you return it to the tank.

You might be able to save it, but don't get your hopes up.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TommyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,227
^X knows his stuff. Great advice.
__________________
Salt Life
55g Reef tank
30g Freshwater tank
TommyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 405
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, the torch already passed I think. I did what you said and there's still a small bit of flesh in the middle of it. I put it back in a high flow area, but I don't think it will make it.
__________________

__________________
NarwhalLover3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dyi, dying, torch

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.