Brown Slime eating away my Torch Corals!

Discussion in 'Coral Diseases' started by moray, Sep 2, 2003.

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  1. moray

    moray Astrea Snail

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    Hello I have had 2 Torch corals doing fine since 10/02
    I noticed the other night that a brown bag like substance was eating my corals down to the skeleton
    one head at a time till there was nothing left.

    I put some Stop Aptasia on the brown slime and it did not spread to any other coral heads the rest of the torch corals are doing fine now.
    Does anyone know what that brown stuff is?
    I have a 50 gallon tank 24Lx22wx24H CPR wet dry
    with skimmer. 65 watt PC Lighting1 actinic and 1 day
    24 inch retro fit. Mag 7 return pump. 80lbs figi rock
    1 green finger leather,2 Branch hammer corals,2 percula clowns,Yellow button polyp,Star polyp,yellow brittle star,black sea cucumber,1 purple tang,banded coral shrimp and 2 damsels.

    Tank has been running fine since 10/02
     
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  3. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks JohnO! ;D

    This post was bugging me today because I knew I had read about this somewhere. I did a little digging and found the same kind of stuff as John. Plenty on the net about it. Seems curable if treated early on.
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    By the way, worth mentioning that this disease is tied to current or a lack there of. After treating them, take a look at how much current they are getting.
     
  7. moray

    moray Astrea Snail

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    Thank all of you for your information.
    I love this web site 3reef.com

    Think i might have lost my job because i stay on here reading all night and go to work late oh,well..lol
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    Glad you dig it man. Don't lose your job though. This can be an expensive hobby. ;D