BJD and Torch Compataibility

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Hi all! I have a lovely torch that is purple with a green mouth (I think they're often called joker or atomic torches). It's growing fine and always seems happy.

I've had two other torches, a dragon soul and a standard green tipped torch. I lost the dragon soul to BJD many, many months ago. I recently just lost my green tip, which was one of my first corals and showed absolutely no sign of stress of illness whatsoever.

The common denominator in both of these random losses is that they occurred shortly (a few weeks) after I placed them next to the joker torch. Of course, this is likely just coincidence, but I wondered if there's a possibly the atomic torch has a different microbiota or something that isn't compatible with the other torches? Or is it a carrier of BJD? Or could the atomic torch be stressing the others? I find the latter unlikely given they showed no signs of stress.

Has anyone experienced something like this before?
 
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I’ve got several torches together.. joker, Knox, indo gold and a few others . They seem to have no issues.
 

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Hi all! I have a lovely torch that is purple with a green mouth (I think they're often called joker or atomic torches). It's growing fine and always seems happy.

I've had two other torches, a dragon soul and a standard green tipped torch. I lost the dragon soul to BJD many, many months ago. I recently just lost my green tip, which was one of my first corals and showed absolutely no sign of stress of illness whatsoever.

The common denominator in both of these random losses is that they occurred shortly (a few weeks) after I placed them next to the joker torch. Of course, this is likely just coincidence, but I wondered if there's a possibly the atomic torch has a different microbiota or something that isn't compatible with the other torches? Or is it a carrier of BJD? Or could the atomic torch be stressing the others? I find the latter unlikely given they showed no signs of stress.

Has anyone experienced something like this before?
Yes, and it was completely coincidental. Torches are finicky at best, and it could be that your joker loves the location, but the others don't. Had that happen to me several times... And given their finicky nature, it's much more likely that it's something to do with the lighting/flow or chemistry that they just don't like.

Torches get along with other torches (except for the rare aussie that doesn't get along with its indo brethren) and I have numerous torches of all different "names" hanging out next to each other in close contact.
I will note that torches do not get along well with other euphyllia. If you're wondering how close, here's an old shot of my euphyllia tank (before upsizing) and you can see how close they all are... and they do just fine.

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