Brown slime coming out of my torch?

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  1. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    I just noticed that my torch looks very unhappy and has a brown slime coming out of it. Any ideas what that is?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely waste.
     
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  4. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Not necessarily a bad thing then?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No not bad, it's a fairly common occurrence. Just keep an eye on the coral, as sometimes it's the loss of zooxanthellae.
     
  6. DSC reef

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    Post a pic. If it's expelling waste no big deal but if there's recession and brown jelly like substance on the coral itself then get it in an iodine dip. Don't panic, just post a pic.
     
  7. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    My torch expels brown stringy stuff every couple weeks. Usually the day after feeding something meaty like brine shrimp. I assumed it is poop. Looks kind of exhausted during the process. Perks up the next day.
     
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  9. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    It apparently was waste. He looks fine now.
     
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  10. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Can an alevepora sting a hammer or vice versa? I have them and they are beginning to get too close if that's a potential problem.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I've read they both can sting.
     
  12. Va Reef

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    I'd think the hammer would cause more damage to the alveopora