Trumpet coral help

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  1. techno2

    techno2 Stylophora

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    Hello
    I have what was tagged as a trumpet coral
    it is on a frag plug and has one stalk and two trumpets

    the trumpets are a almost glow in the dark yellow color

    I noticed that the stalk has begun turning brown and slowly moving upwards

    is this normal?
    I have tried to feed it but doesn't seem to work

    anyone with experience with trumpets?

    Cheers
     
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  3. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey, double2mk. I had a trumpet that unfortunately died about a year ago. I noticed the flesh receding upwards from the stalk towards the head in the days before its demise.

    The good news, is that on my new trumpet, the flesh receded in the same fashion, and I was sure it was goners, but then suddenly began to split, and my 3 headed trumpet is now almost 6.

    Good luck!
     
  4. yvr

    yvr Skunk Shrimp

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    You can try and use airline tubing to siphon off the dead/necrotic tissue. Then, depending on the severity of the infection, you may decide to try giving the coral a bath with a Lugols Iodine solution like TM Pro Coral Cure or similar product. The iodine will act as an antiseptic and hopefully kill prevent the spread of the tissue necrosis.
     
  5. techno2

    techno2 Stylophora

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    Thanks all
    Any tips on feeding ? I have been added filter feeding stuff like Phyto and Planktonic liquid.


    Cheers