what would cause a torch coral to bleach?

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    My torch coral had an area that was white with its tentacles somewhat stubbier, now the white spreading? it looks like it's losing its zoothanthellae algae...any ideas?
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    ok, here it is...
     

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    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    Is it new to the tank? Recently moved up high? Any changes to your lighting?
     
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    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    My guess would be that one of it's neighbor's doesn't appreciate the company.
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    +1 to ^^^

    Aggressive corals need a bit of space for that very reason. You may need to isolate it in a lower-light area for a while. Hopefully it can recover.
     
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    I agree. The sweepers on the other corals next to it are know to be long and potent. Isolate in lower light.
     
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    It's been in the tank a while in that spot (about 6 mos. or so). I did just recently move the bubble coral and I think when the bubble fell, it may have gone into the torch - so, a new spot for it today when I get home!

    thanks for the tips all!
     
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    Your very welcome mindy
     
  12. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    well, my torch is all white now :( it still appears to be alive - any ideas on what I can do? I moved it to a lower light area and a little less flow .....it's just gone all white