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Old 10-03-2008, 09:41 AM   #11
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One of the heads on my branching torch is dying/dead...it's all jelly-like, and I can start to see the skeletal plates...will this affect the other heads? Or will the rest be ok. I have read anything from, it's fine, leave it, to cut it off...
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:23 AM   #12
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yuk! sounds like brown jelly disease. my understanding is that, if possible, you should try to remove it. can you do this without doing too much damage? Also, I forgot to ask....what is the flow like around the torch?
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:00 PM   #13
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Flow is medium,...like a decent breeze? Should I cut the koralia to half a day, or off all together? The polyps wave, but don't flap about. The head that has died is in the lowest flow area of the whole coral (it is blocked by a rock) I doubt I could remove it...but I could check with the lfs and see if he wouldn't mind me bringing it in to cut, or maybe come here to do it. I'd just have to see what he would charge me.

"It is common to lose some branches, especially in the first couple months. All Euphyllia species are difficult to ship without some damage, causing bacterial infection later. Torches are probably the most sensitive of its family IMHO.
The dead branch will not grow back if there are no tissues left, but sometimes a new coral will grow on top of it."

---This was posted on another forum for someone else having a similar problem. I also saw a lot of posts to just "break" the head off...I don't want to do that. Is there a way to cut it w/o a dremmel?
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:33 PM   #14
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depending on the 'stalk' of the coral, you may be able just to break it off with your hand. I've done this without any problems.

I wouldn't reduce the koralia time. Could the head of the coral been crushed or damaged by the rock?
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #15
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it's very possible. The devil damsel that I'm trying to remove is also picking at it today...this is the first time I've noticed it, though. The other heads look fine, nice and plump. I am thinking about one of the techniques listed in the article posted for me to catch the damsel, and it is draining most of the tank to trap the fish...I guess could break the head off then.
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I have an evil 6-line wrasse that I'm going to try to catch this weekend (using the plastic pop bottle method). I'd break off the diseased head on that coral soon.
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Yes if the head is dying and you have that brown jelly disease you want to break it off or it will spread to the other heads. I had it and just broke it off and threw it away. Better than it spreading.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:08 PM   #18
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Should it break off easily? I made the mistake of making my own lr rubble by breaking live rock with my hands...things called rock are generally hard...most people would realize that before slicing their palms wide open...I, unfortunately, am not most people. ; \
The head is on the outside of the cluster, so I don't think I'd cause a ton of damage by trying to grasp it...
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I could break mine off by hand but if it`s too hard then use a pair of pliers to break the infected head off.
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will do...it looks like a second head is going. I am going to go ahead and do it tonight, instead of waiting until tomorrow...this has all happened within 24 hours!
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